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Sharing Syttende Mai through festive food Lori Ann Reinhall Editor-in-chief The Norwegian American Any Norwegian American who has celebrated Norwegian Constitution Day in Norway knows that there can be significant differences on how the celebration takes place and that it can vary from place to place. In Norway, it is common for the parade of brass bands and bunads through the town to take place in the morning, followed by official speeches. After that, many Norwegians go home to celebrate with their families, and sometimes, there are after-parties with friends throughout the evening. In larger cities, a grand finale with fireworks may bring the day to a close. Here in North America, we do it in our own way from town to town. It is not uncommon to start the parade in the afternoon, and  big luncheons and banquets sponsored by Sons of Norway lodges and other Norwegia
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Lori Ann Reinhall

Lori Ann Reinhall, editor-in-chief of The Norwegian American, is a multilingual journalist and cultural ambassador based in Seattle. She is the president of the Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association, and she serves on the boards of several Nordic organizations.

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