Happy Syttende Mai!

Syttende Mai is the Norwegian Constitution Day (the National Day of Norway) and is an official national holiday observed on May 17 each year.

It's a big deal up in North Dakota where I grew up... there are usually lutefisk suppers (can't stand the stuff myself, but I adore lefse and rommegrot) and sometimes parades.

It's also a special day for me for two reasons: (1) it's the anniversary of my college graduation (2003), and (2) the anniversary of the day I got my very first positive pregnancy test (2004). Elanor arrived the following January. :)

In celebration, check out this very cool video of the Norwegian National Guard doing amazing drills on ice.

Comments

  1. I love lefse too!!! With a maiden name of Nelson - you know I enjoy me some Norwegian food - well, except lutefisk (holding nose). Have a great weekend!

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  2. My maiden name is Walsvik. Very Norwegian!

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