[sf-lug] OT: Norway Day in San Francisco
rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat May 17 12:10:14 PDT 2008
Quoting Kristian Erik Hermansen (kristian.hermansen at gmail.com):
> For all the Norwegians in the Bay Area :-) You know who you are!!!
FYI, the _official_ big holiday, Constitution Day, is today.
The place you'll want to visit 7PM today is the Norwegian Seamen's
Church on the north-facing slope of Russian Hill, 2454 Hyde Street, 1
1/2 steep blocks uphill from Bay Street -- a nice place to visit on any
day (http://www.sjomannskirken.no/). Quoting
The Norwegian Seamen's Churches in San Francisco and San Pedro invites
you to celebrate the Norwegian Constitution Day with them!
What: 17th of May Celebration at the Seamen's Churches in SF/LA
When: SF: 19PM at the Church [...]
Where: SF: 2454 Hyde St [...]
The Norwegian Seamen's Church in San Francisco:
[Saturday] 17th of May, 19:00 pm.
The Norwegian Constitution Day will be celebrated at the church, where
the consul will speak. There will be a booth selling hot-dogs, and all
the traditional songs will be sung accompanied by piano.
Look forward to a table filled with traditional Norwegian bløtkaker,
riskrem and coffee!
[Monday] 19th of May, 12:00pm at the Fort Mason Youth Hostel there will be a
17th of May Parade and traditional Norwegian Children's Games. Enjoy
barbecued hot-dogs, ice-cream and soft drinks
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Constitution_Day Note:
"One major celebration occurs in Petersburg, Alaska aka Little Norway.
The town is a Norwegian settlement and strongly retains its roots. The
festival occurs the weekend closest to the 17th of May and includes a
Parade, herring toss, locals selling Norwegian pastries such as Lefse
and even a pack of Vikings and Valkyries."
Gotta love a place with a herring toss: Exercise and refreshments in
 No, you don't have to be Norwegian. It's a very welcoming place.
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