It means “life’s water” and has been called the nectar of the gods. It’s aquavit, and there is nothing tastier for a Syttende mai toast!
Category: Norwegian Heritage
Somehow the 17th of May is very nostalgic. Enjoy some newly colorized photos of Hallingdal Hardanger fiddlers for Norway’s national day.
Syttende mai is not only a day for parades, it’s a day for family celebrations. See how simple it is to set a beautiful table at home.
Krista Nygaard, owner of Scandinavian Design Studio in Bend, Ore., has started Scandinavian Fest, a new initiative to collaborate with other Nordic vendors.
Even the bunad industry in Norway has been affected by the coronavirus. Photojournalist Ingeried Jordal provides an insightful report from Voss…
Some 17th of May festivities may be canceled because of the cooronavirus, but Norwegians will still celebrate their national holiday with style and flair!
With the cancellation of the 2020 Syttende mai celebration by the 17th of May Committee in Brooklyn, N.Y., Victoria Hofmo reflects on the holiday’s history.
Relive the excitement of the Lofoten Raid in March 1941 with Rasmus Falck, captain in the Norwegian Army reserves, who served in the Arctic region.
Explaining Syttende mai to a speaker of English—or any other language for that matter—may not always be an easy task for translator…
Arthur Hansen is an American Norwegian who escaped the occupation of Norway during World War II and later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.