[sf-lug] OT: Norway Day in San Francisco

Rick Moen 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!!!
> http://www.norwayday.org/nd/index.html

FYI, the _official_ big holiday, Constitution Day[1], is today.

The place you'll want to visit 7PM today is the Norwegian[2] 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
http://www.norway.org/culture/May+17/17MaySFLA.htm :

  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 [...]
  Info: http://www.sjomannskirken.no/ArticleDisplay.aspx?m=8

  The Norwegian Seamen's Church in San Francisco:
  [Saturday] 17th of May, 19:00 pm.
  CC: $5
  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

[1] 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
one go!

[2] No, you don't have to be Norwegian.  It's a very welcoming place.

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