Tagged: 17th of May

Full of spirit

Passing down the tradition of Norwegian Constitution Day through the generations By Larrie Wanberg Grand Forks, N.D. I stood on Karl Johans gate in Oslo on May 17, 1958, amazed at the endless stream...

The Bunad Bustle

One woman’s quest to pass down the tradition of Norway’s national costume By: Shelby Gilje Once again it’s time for “The Bunad Bustle.” My dining  room table is awash with brightly striped cotton fabrics...

Leading the way

Norwegian korps (bands) are an important part of 17th of May celebrations in Norway By: Heidi Håvan Grosch Just as in any small-town 4th of July parade in United (many older Norwegians, when speaking...

Happy 17th of May, 2011

Today, May 17th, is Norway’s National Day. It is celebrated all across the nation, from the largest community to the smallest, with parades, bands, flags, national costumes, festival services and festivities with everyone taking part,...

Celebrating Syttende Mai

A look at the history and significance of Norway’s Constitution Day on May 17 Staff Compilation Norwegian American Weekly Every year on May 17, Norwegians across the world celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day. Many people...

17th of May Medallion

Looking for a special way to honor your heritage on Syttende Mai? The Norwegian American Foundation presents the 17th of May Medallion from the Norwegian Mint. Called sløyfen in Norwegian, this medallion is traditionally...

Winners of Seattle’s 17th of May Parade

As the third largest 17th of May parade in the world, Seattle is proud to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the parade in the historically Norwegian neighborhood of Ballard. The Norwegian 17th of May...

Seattle celebrates Syttende Mai

To see the Seattle Times slideshow of May 17th, click here. Jennifer Roach hasn’t a drop of Norwegian blood in her, but on Sunday she donned a wool costume and whirled for an hour...

17th of May e-Newsletter

With NAF news, upcoming events, information about Norway.com, and exclusive offers for our newsletter subscribers, it’s great to keep in touch with the Norwegian American Foundation. Click here to read our special 17th of...

17th of May Celebration in Jacksonville, Florida

Join us as we celebrate our 35th Lodge Anniversary and Norway’s Constitution Day! Save the date and mark your calendar for the official celebration of Gateway to Florida Lodge as we proudly observe our...