Leif Erikson Day

Leif Erikson Day was declared a national holiday in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson. On October 9 each year, celebrations occur to honor this Greenlander, but why? Leif Erikson was only twenty years old, in year 1,000, when he became a missionary for King Olaf of Norway. His task from this powerful leader was to… More Leif Erikson Day

Nordic National Days

On the 4th of July we celebrate our Independence Day. Nearly every country has a day that they celebrate their country‚Äôs formation or independence. Here is a list of the Nordic national days, three of which fall in June! Denmark In Denmark, Constitution Day (Danish: Grundlovsdag) is observed on June 5th. Both the first constitution… More Nordic National Days