Vesterheim invites everyone to celebrate Syttende Mai, Norway’s Constitution Day!
Syttende Mai is the day Norway ratified its constitution in 1814 at Eidsvoll and Norwegians celebrate with excited crowds—especially children—marching through the streets, waving flags, and singing songs.
Vesterheim’s celebration includes free admission all day. Onsite, there will be a Children’s Parade throughout Vesterheim Heritage Park, story time, a hands-on craft making flags, and free ice cream treats!
Online, Nordic folk musician Vidar Skrede will give a live stream concert with traditional fiddle music.
Syttende Mai is a great time to see what’s happening at Vesterheim, and the exhibit Scandinavian American: Photography by National Geographic Explorer Erika Skogg has been extended through May 22!
Check back for details and schedule as the celebration gets closer.