THE SYTTENDE MAI CELEBRATION: NORWAY’S CONSTITUTION DAY!
Sponsored by Sons of Norway’s Grieg Lodge at its historic Norse Hall on 11th and Couch Street in NE Portland.
The doors (and the Oslo Lounge) will open at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 17th, and this is an excellent time to introduce your friends and neighbors to the rich and unique Norwegian culture. Socialize, enjoy ethnic food in our dining room, and shop for Nordic treasures and flags in our Landhandel.
THE DA VINCI ARTS MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND: Performing outside the Hall from 5:00 pm, with a rally at 6:00 pm—an opportunity for all to cheer for 17. Mai and to sing “Ja, vi elsker.” Inside there will be assorted children’s activities, such as Robotics, Leikarringen and crafts.
MENU: Open-faced shrimp sandwiches, rolls with Gjetost or Jarlsberg cheese; carmelized onions, surkål and pølse with lompe or bun; rømmegrøt; dessert cakes; beverages and soda— including Norwegian Solo—all available for purchase in the Bergen Waterfront dining room. Free hot dogs, bottled water and ice cream for children 10 years old and under.
CULTURAL PROGRAM: Held in the Grand Ballroom starting at 6:30 pm. Some highlights: the Scandinavian Chorus and other musicians, speakers and a Bunad parade.
EVERYONE IS MOST WELCOME! Alle er hjertelig velkommen!
As in Norway, national costumes and festive attire are encouraged—Vi sees i bunader og 17. Mai stas!
THE STORY OF 17. MAI—NORWAY’S CONSTITUTION DAY—SYTTENDE MAI