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Spring Grove Syttende Mai - Expired Event

Location Downtown
Spring Grove, MN 55974
Dates
May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019 1
Description:

From Spring Grove Syttende Mai Website:

Syttende Mai (or the 17th of May) marks Norways declaration of independence and is a celebration of the 1814 signing of Norways constitution and independence from Sweden. This day is also called Constitution Day and National Day and is a great spring festival in Norway.

The celebration of this day began spontaneously among students and others from early on. However Norway was at that time under Swedish rule (following the Convention of Moss in August 1814) and for some years the King of Sweden was reluctant to allow the celebrations. After 1864, the day became more established, and the first children's promenade was launched in Christiana, in a parade consisting only of boys. It was only in 1899 that girls were allowed to join in the parade for the first time.
Event Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/sgsyttendemai/


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