Tagged: Constitution Day

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...

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,...

Frenzied welcome home for Norwegian Eurovision winner

  OSLO (AFP) — Norway’s Alexander Rybak returned home to a frenzied hero’s welcome on Sunday after sweeping the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow with a brash performance of a folk-inspired ballad. Some 3,000...

Celebrate Syttende Mai with Vesterheim Museum

DECORAH, Iowa — Celebrate Syttende Mai, Norway’s “Constitution Day,” at Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, with free museum admission on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday May 17. On Saturday May 16, there will be a children’s...