Tagged: Syttende Mai

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...

Thorhild Widvey speaks to Brooklyn

This year’s parade guest speaker is Norway’s former Minister of Culture Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Every year, the 17th of May Parade Committee in Brooklyn searches for a person to speak at the parade...

Scandi-Kiwis celebrate Syttende Mai

The promise of tillable land lured Norwegians to New Zealand; generations later their descendants honor their culture and their struggles—with flags and kransekake Kristin Bervig Valentine Arizona State University The following article was adapted...

Brooklyn revs up for Syttende Mai

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Brooklyn is revving up for its annual Norwegian Constitution Day Parade, to be held on Sunday, May 17. One interesting change that has occurred at Brooklyn’s parade is that an...

Honoring a legend

New endowed professorship at PLU honors beloved professor Audun Toven At Pacific Lutheran University’s Syttende Mai celebration in Tacoma, Wash., President Loren J. Anderson heralded the day and then paused for a very appropriate,...

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,...

Soldiers in Afghanistan protect Norway

The values that Norway marks the 17 May are the same as the Norwegian soldiers protect through its mission in Afghanistan, said Jens Stoltenberg, who Monday took the soldiers a visit. As the sun...

Here are this year's 17 May hit – bunad tie

Crown Prince Haakon has one. So also has a-ha-Magne and Kåre Magnus Bergh. Dare you to show your bunad tie at Syttende Mai? The ties are inspired by embroidery items from some of Norway’s...