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The official National Day of Norway has a special meaning in Seattle, where many people from Norway and other parts of Scandinavia settled more than one hundred years ago. Ballard, the Seattle neighborhood best known for its Norwegian heritage, has been celebrating a parade on this date since 1974. Are you planning to be there? I can’t make it on time to make some live sketches, but here’s a little animated postcard to acknowledge the festivity. To learn more about the May 17 celebration in Seattle, check Syttende Mai’s website and Facebook Page.