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Published May 17, 2012, 05:21 PM

Area Scandanavians celebrate Syttende Mai

Fargo-Moorhead (WDAY TV) - It's a big day to remember the mother country as all over Fargo-Moorhead Scandinavians mark Syttende Mai.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

It's a big day to remember the mother country as all over Fargo-Moorhead Scandinavians mark Syttende Mai. At First Lutheran Church downtown, the women of the church wore the traditional "bunad" to welcome those celebrating the holiday. Krumkakke, Lefse, Rommegrot, and open face Sandwiches were all part of the spread.

The Sons of Norway Accordion band provided music for the Syttende Mai lunch. At the Hjemkomst, people stood in line to get a taste of hot dogs in a piece of lefse. Maybe not food from the homeland, but it worked.

Frode Tilden – Event Organizer: “It is constitution day when the Norwegians wrote their own rules when they got their independence from Sweden in 1905.”

All the money raised benefits the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

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