Uff da! Did you know that Thief River Falls has been named the “Most Norwegian City in America”? In 2012, the mayor of Thief River Falls issued a proclamation declaring the week of May 17th to be Norwegian Heritage Week in recognition of that distinction. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, almost 50% of the city residents are of Norwegian ancestry.
The Sons of Norway Snorre Lodge #70 served as the impetus behind the proclamation and each year plans a week of festivities and activities designed to increase understanding of our Norwegian heritage, arts, culture and traditions. In honor of our Norwegian heritage they have placed uniquely hand carved trolls throughout our city. Have fun trying to locate them all. What a great photo op!
We invite you to join in the Norwegian fun as we celebrate Syttende Mai (Norway's Constitution Day) in Thief River Falls! Here is a list of all of the activities going on during Norwegian Heritage Week, hosted by the Sons of Norway Snorre Lodge #70:
For more information, click here or call Sons of Norway member, Jim Strandlie, at 218-686-0205.