Tagged: Syttende Mai

Celebrating the 17th, Brooklyn Style

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The 17th of May in Brooklyn is not relegated to just one day. It begins with the Norwegian Christian Home’s annual event, always held on the day itself. This year,...

Norwegian Heritage Week

Heritage Week 2018

Thief River Falls celebrates all things Norway Norwegian Heritage Committee Thief River Falls, Minn. Since May 2012, the Snorre Lodge of Sons of Norway in Thief River Falls, Minn., has celebrated Norway with Norwegian...

Some tolerate it hot

Wearing a bunad in desert heat isn’t easy, but many Norskies say it’s worth the sweat Sada Reed Tempe, Ariz. The bunad is a staple of Norway’s Constitution Day, or Syttende Mai, celebrations. Norwegians...

Music, beating heart of Syttende Mai

Barbara K. Rostad Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho Parades, children, flags, russ, and bunads from all corners of the nation are all key elements for Syttende Mai—but what would these be without music? While the...

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...