Syttende Mai

May 17th is Norwegian Constitution Day, and is an official holiday in Norway. Information about the historical background of this holiday, and the celebrations that take place across Norway and abroad, can be found on Wikipedia.

Check back tomorrow to see how Norwegian Indendence Day was celebrated in Duluth 100 years ago.

Cinco De Mayo

The 5th of May commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Celebrations are common in Mexico and in U.S. cities with significant Mexican populations. More information about the history can be found on the website The History of Cinco de Mayo

Ideas for celebrating Cinco de Mayo, including recipes, crafts, and quick facts, can be found on the website Cinco de Mayo.