Syttende Mai (May 17th) Resources

By Sam Johnson

     On May 17th in North Dakota, Minnesota and across this great land of ours where Americans of Norwegian heritage live together and fraternize, lefse, rosettes, krumkake, blotkake, rommegrot, fattigmand, kranse kake, and other Norwegian goodies will be consumed with great relish and much celebration.
     The occasion is a special one for Norwegians and Americans of Norwegian descent, for Tuesday is "Syttende Mai" (17th of May).
     Though the observance of "Syttende Mai" is frequently compared to our "Fourth of July" as a celebration of independence, it actually commemorates the anniversary date of Norway's Constitution, which was adopted on May 17th in 1814.

SEE BELOW FOR MORE ON THE "Syttende Mai" (17th of May):

Norway Official Site in the United States: "Syttende Mai"

"Sec. State Hillary Clinton May 17th Greetings"

"Hooray for Syttende Mai!"

Seattle 17th of May

Norway's National Day