Tagged: 17th of May

Seven snapshots of Syttende Mai

A brief pictorial history of Grunnlovsdagen, compiled by M. Michael Brady The celebration of Syttende Mai as we know it today started unpretentiously after the Constitution was signed at Eidsvoll on May 17, 1814....

Syttende Mai, from Oslo to L.A.

Memories of past holidays mix with celebrations still occurring in Norwegian enclaves Larrie Wanberg Features Editor Sixty years ago on a Fulbright Fellowship to the University of Oslo, I became immersed face-to-face in my...

Ready, set, go for the 17th of May

Brooklyn gears up for Norway’s big holiday Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The Salty Dog is the place where we kicked off the 17th of May celebrations in Brooklyn with a fundraiser. It is partially...

Barneblad: Happy 17th of May!

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway Did you know that Norway and the United States: have the same colors in their flags (red, white, blue); both like to have parades on their national days (17th...

17th of May historical highlights

Finn Roed West Bloomfield, Mich. Though under Swedish hegemony, the Norwegian Constitution was written and agreed upon by the Riksforsamling (the congregation of diverse segments of Norwegian society authorized to write the Constitution) on...