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Syttende Mai Celebration 2023 - Arlington and Mid Cities

Saturday, May 20, 2023, 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Contact Lynn, Donna or Wayne for details.
Arlington, TX  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Lynn P Courtney
817-797-0272 (p)
Donna Olson
Wayne Olson
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Syttende Mai 2023

Our Syttende Mai celebration will be held at Wayne and Donna Olson's home. Midnattsolen will provide, a close to a traditional meal of hot dogs, buns, lefse, and chips. See the Norwegian Food Blog below. For dessert, we will have ice cream. Please bring drinks and chairs for yourself.

Jim Johnson will present the following program.

"Making Sense of Norwegian Sights and Sounds:
3 Examples from Nordic History (including Leif Eiriksson), Plus Extra Sounds from the South".
Norwegians make wise use of their senses, especially in crisis situations involving long distances; 
3 Norwegian illustrations are compared to a very unusual population located far south of Norway.

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