This is really beautiful Anne Linn! The video adds a lot to the music. I love how the women are wearing traditional costumes (Norwegian?), and I love that symbolism of the sun coming out and the snow melting, and the last image of the sun above the lake and between the mountains. And how the women are serenely and joyfully gazing up at the sky/the sun the whole time, even in winter, like faithfully waiting for the spiritual being to grant peace.
What a lovely and thematic video showing that gentle introduction of spring from winter! Their clothing also looks very nice and traditional, and the song itself is soothing. Very nice and fresh find Anne Linn thanks!
I felt uplifted after listing to this song, when before I was feeling a bit down. Perhaps I got some of that spring feeling, of the sun finally defeating the cold and darkness.
Yes, those dresses are the Norwegian national costume called bunad. Most women have one in their closet (I do), and some men as well (not dresses, but something different ). Usually, you get one before your Confirmation. We wear them to weddings and the Constitution Day and such. And each region or even town has their own version of it, so they can look pretty different.
Anne Linn, it’s nice you still wear your national costumes to events in Norway. We have very similar looking national costumes in Finland, in the same way too different regions and cities have their own version. But I think they are rarely worn nowadays. I know my grandma had one that she may have worn to her choir concerts or other events like that.