THE SYTTENDE MAI CELEBRATION: NORWAY’S CONSTITUTION DAY
YOU ARE INVITED TO CELEBRATE WITH US!
Sponsored by Sons of Norway’s Grieg Lodge at its historic Norse Hall on 11th Ave and Couch Street in NE Portland.
The doors (and the Oslo Lounge) will open at 4 pm on Thursday, 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.
MENU: Open-faced shrimp sandwiches, rolls with Gjetost or Jarlsberg cheese; carmelized onions, surkål and pølse with lompe or bun; rømmegrøt; dessert cakes; coffee, tea and sodas — 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.
THE DA VINCI ARTS MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES: Band performing outside the Hall from 5 pm, with a rally at 6 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 Benson’s High School Robotics from 4 pm, as well as crafts.
CULTURAL PROGRAM: Held in the Grand Ballroom, starting at 6:30 pm, featuring speakers and the Scandinavian Chorus and other music.
EVERYONE IS MOST WELCOME! Alle er hjertelig velkommen!
As in Norway, national costumes and festive attire are encouraged—Vi sees i bunader of 17. Mai stas!
THE STORY OF 17. MAI—NORWAY’S CONSTITUTION DAY—SYTTENDE MAI