Syttende Mai, meaning literally "May 17th," marks the anniversary of the Norwegian constitution being signed in year 1814. As you may well know, Ballard is home to one of the nation's longest Syttende Mai parades, taking place all throughout our neighborhood since 1889 (that's the year Washington State was admitted to the nifty fifty).
We're going to be roping off an area on the sidewalk outside of our store for our customers to hang out during the parade. Come hang with us, have a free beer in the shop, and watch the endless cavalcade of red, white, and blue bunad-clad Norskis trundle past. Happy Norway Day, Norway (and Ballard)!