SYTTENDE MAI - 2021

NORWEGIAN CONSTITUTION DAY


Celebration Activities

  4 ACTIVITIES

MAY 14, 2021
FRIDAY

*Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce 17de Mai luncheon
May 14, 2021, 11:30AM-2:30PM

Rolling Green Country Club
2525 E Rand Rd
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day with NACC Chicago Members. Guest speakers Orion and Gloria Samuelson, Orion Samuelson is a retired American broadcaster.
- Cocktail hour from 11:30 am thru 12:30 pm
- Lunch follows at 12:30 pm
Learn more on the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce website HERE.

MAY 15, 2021
SUNDAY
*Constitution Day Banquet

May 15, 2021 - 5:00 PM
2021 BANQUET DETAILS:

Norwegian Constitution Day Dinner
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Park Ridge Country Club
636 N. Prospect
Park Ridge, Illinois
Social Hour 5:00 PM, Dinner 6:00 PM
Contact  Carol Hoidahl 847-358-1527
Learn more on the Norwegian National league website HERE.


MAY 16, 2021
SUNDAY
*2021 Constitution Day Parade

May 16, 2021 - 1:00 PM

Hodges Park
Park Ridge, IL

Pre-parade festivities:  For 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no additional activities in Cumberland Park.

Contact: Barbra Kronborg-Mogil 847-823-7596. The kickoff of the parade itself is 1:00PM

The parade itself starts at 1:00PM and lasts about 1 hour.

Post-parade festivities: For 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no additional activities in Hodges Park.

Learn more on the Norwegian National league website HERE.

MAY 17, 2021
FRIDAY
*2021 Syttende Mai Celebration Concert
May 17, 2021, 7:00PM
Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church
Virtual Syttende Mai Program from Minnekirken
Time: May 17, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
This program will also be live on Facebook
Learn more on the Norwegian National league website HERE.




Syttende Mai Parade

PARADE DETAILS:

WHERE TO MEET: Marchers gather at 12:30 PM near Nelson's Funeral Home at W. Talcott Rd. and S. Cumberland Ave.  The parade starts at 1:00 PM and lasts about 1 hour. 

DURATION: Marching time is about 1 hour.. 
The 2021 marching route is slightly altered - you march north from Talcott on Cumberland to Prairie, Right on Prairie to Garden, Right on Garden to Butler Place / front of City Hall. <Click/Tap on the image for a larger version>.

Parade watchers line the street along the entire route, starting at Cumberland all the way to Hodges park.

Parade watchers line the street along the entire route, starting at Cumberland all the way to Hodges park.




Skjold Lodge Marches!

Want to march in the parade? - Your invited!  Skjold Lodge invites any interested people to join us. Just meet us at the parade area.

DETAILS FOR SKJOLD MARCHERS
TIME: Meet at 12:30PM.
**Marching starts at 1:00PM
LOCATION: Park Ridge, Illinois, at Talcott and Cumberland.
PARK at Nelsons' Funeral Home 820 W. Talcott Rd. Park Ridge, Illinois. Each year, they generously give their permission - please respect their premises.
LOOK for our unit - units line up east on Talcott Rd. from Cumberland). We are unit #11. This year we will be marching with a fellow lodge (Elvesund). Because of Covid19, attendees are asked to wear masks.
BRING a small American  or Norwegian flag to carry and wave.  We will have extra flags for those who need them.
WEAR comfortable shoes and traditional Norwegian dress if you have it, or anything red, white or blue. In Norway men, women and children wear bunads (traditional Norwegian dress) or very nice clothing. It is not unusual to see a teenage boy wearing a business suit, white shirt and tie and girls in fancy dresses. We dress more casually, but you choose what is best for you.