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Syttende Mai Celebration - Arlington and Mid Cities

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM
Arlington, TX  
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Lynn Courtney
Chapter President
817-797-0272 (p)
Erik S Moeller
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Syttende Mai 2021

We are excited to meet in person for the first time in over a year, on Saturday, May 15th from 3 PM to 6 PM. We still want to be cautious, so the event will be outdoors and we won’t be sharing homemade food this time.

Our Syttende Mai celebration will be held in Erik & Barbara Moeller's backyard. Midnattsolen will provide, a close to a traditional meal of hot dogs, buns/lefse, and chips. For dessert, we will have cupcakes and ice cream. Please bring drinks and chairs for yourself.

Norwegians celebrate Syttende Mai by eating ice cream (is in Norwegian) and hot dogs (pølse in Norwegian) during the parades or shortly after. Later in the day, after the parades have finished, Norwegians tend to gather with other family members for smørbrød (open-faced sandwiches) served with milk, juice and carbonated water as well as coffee and tea. Several varieties of cakes are also served on Syttende Mai, including the classic bløtkake (a cousin to the very British Victoria sponge), Suksesskake (“success cake”), or Verdensbeste (“The Best Cake in the World”). More coffee is of course served to help wash it all down.”  Thanks For The Food - A Norwegian Food Blog

Our speaker will Midnattsolen member Jim Johnson, who will talk about “What’s So Great about Norway?” Over the years Jim has delivered many presentations at NST chapter events. He has over 20 articles on our website in the Resource menu on the home page. 


Note: In case of rain on May 15th the celebration will be held on Sunday, May 16th at the same.