17th of May

Known also as Grunnlovsdagen (Constitution Day) and National Day, Syttende Mai translates literally as the “17th of May.” On this date in 1814, the Norwegian Constitution was signed, marking the end of more than four centuries of Danish rule.

Lodges in District 2, Sons of Norway celebrate  Syttende Mai in many ways. We have  pictures of some of the celebrations – if you would like your lodge celebration shown, please send your pictures with your information to: Web  Content Manager Joan Wraalstad


Some Spokane Sons of Norway — Tordenskjold Lodge 02-005 members got together to celebrate Syttende Mai (Norway Constitution Day) with a picnic and games of Kubb!

Sons Of Norway – Sonja Lodge 2-038, Eugene, Oregon


Sonja Lodge had their own parade around their lodge and other festivities to celebrate Norway’s Constitution day! Syttende Mai!

Lawn games and socializing

Parade and singing the Norwegian Anthem

Followed by singing with the Norseman Chorus, entertainment, food, and dessert!

Hurra, Hurra, Hurra For Syttende Mai!


Our Leaders...
Our Parade
Norseman Chorus, entertaining
... and Dessert!

Parades, Bunads, Vikings and Ships all come out on the 17th of May

Sally Dwyer, Chris Hicks and Laurie Berg, ready to lead the way in the Petersburg parade.
Chris Hicks, Interim Vice Chair and Laurie Berg, D2 Sports Director in their Bunads in Petersburg, Alaska
Kay Schertzl and Vicki Nelson from Bothell Lodge their Bunads, ready to march in the Ballard Parade
Vikings in Petersburg - ready for the Parade
Bothell Viking Group ready to march in the Ballard parade.
Normanna Lodge Ship ready to float in the Ballard Parade
Bothell Lodge - ready to set sail in the Ballard parade
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