We’ve got everything you need for a fantastic virtual Syttende Mai celebration!
We hope that you all have an opportunity to shout Hurra! Hurra! Hurra! and wave a Norwegian flag from home!
Syttende Mai is the day Norway ratified its constitution in 1814 at Eidsvoll. Typically, to celebrate their constitution and national independence, excited crowds of Norwegians, especially children, parade through the streets, waving flags and singing songs. This year is the 150th anniversary of the first children’s parade, which took place in Oslo in 1870. Syttende Mai is a great opportunity to celebrate freedom wherever it occurs.
Syttende Mai from Vesterheim is sponsored by Jeff and Marilyn Roverud and Sons of Norway Decorah Lodge.