Leif Erickson Day

Leif Erickson 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 Erickson 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 Erickson Day

Syttende Mai – Norway’s Constitution Day

Syttende Mai A brief history and how to celebrate from anywhere – The 17th of May (Syttende Mai) is Norway’s Constitution Day, a wonderful spring holiday celebrated with red, white and blue ribbons and flags, national costumes and big smiles as Norwegians everywhere mark the historic signing of their Constitution (Grunnloven) in 1814. That year… More Syttende Mai – Norway’s Constitution Day