Celebrating Norway, Seattle-Style – “Syttende Mai”

by Helen Holter

A Seattle tradition since 1889, thousands of Norwegians and wanna-be Norwegians thronged to Ballard for this evening’s “Syttende Mai” (17th of May) celebration and parade – second-largest in the world, after Oslo, Norway. This Norwegian-blooded girl was so proud to be among them, waving my flag!

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