The Vikings are coming!

Leif Erikson Day Celebrated on October 9th Special to NAW Loch Sheldrake, N.Y. This coming Thursday, October 9, 2014, the State University of New York Sullivan will host a Scandinavian night in honor of the intrepid Nordic sailor-explorer, Leif Erikson (c.970-1020). October 9th has been declared the official Leif Erikson Day, confirmed as such by U.S. Presidential Proclamation in 1964—and reconfirmed by American presidents ever since that time. While there are valid historical reasons for determining this October date, the reader will note that Leif Erikson Day comes exactly three days before Columbus Day! It is almost as thou
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