Syttende Mai Celebration in Bemidji

May 16, 2018

Every May 17th Norwegians worldwide celebrate Norway's independence with a day similar to our 4th of July - only theirs is called Syttende Mai (the 17th of May).  George "Ole" Olson stopped by the studio to talk about this special Norwegian holiday.  Ole gave us a history lesson on the complicated relationship between Norway and Sweden and told us about the events related to the day. 

The Sons of of Norway Bemidji Lodge 500 will host this year's Syttende Mai event tomorrow, May 17th at the Norwegian Village within the Concordia Language Villages north of Bemidji.  Everyone is welcome to attend the event, enjoy the parade, eat Norwegian food and enjoy music by Eric Bergeson.  That event starts at 5pm with a social hour that will be followed by the parade, banquet and entertainment.