Thursday, May 17, 2012

Syttende Mai

Happy "Syttende Mai" Norway. 
Coming from an area in the US with a lot of people of Scandinavian descent, we even had a local annual fun run called, "Syttende Mai" which my Father would run every year and the reason why I can say "17" in Norwegian.  Due to this, I wonder if I might be more in tune with our Norwegian neighbor today, than, possibly, my Swedish neighborhood neighbors?  Several Norwegian friends will travel back to Norway for this holiday or attend the celebrations at Skansen, in Stockholm. I am wowed by their costumes, aren't you? These costumes can weigh 40 pounds and are worn on festive occasions, even weddings. 
I found several beautiful Norwegian Folk Dresses, here, It's in Swedish. Click here to at least see these works of art.
This has me reflecting on the fact that I highly value this aspect of the American culture where the heritage of blended customs and cultural celebrations makes us one.  Although, Norway is Scandinavian, too, I love the the differences in the details, don't you?

SOMETHING YOU MIGHT LIKE:
CUPCAKES WITH ROSEMALING
NORWEGIAN PATTERNS
MARKETS IN FRANCE
KID TESTED SWEDEN VISITS

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