Are you passionate or just curious about the Nordic countries and learning or speaking their individual languages? Maybe you are interested in speaking one of the Nordic languages, or just want to hang out with someone from the Nordic countries to find out who we are? If yes, this meetup group is for you!
Sponsored by the American Scandinavian Association (https://scandinavian-dc.org) this group meets once a month at various locations. During the meeting time, we will form smaller discussion groups around the participants' language abilities and interests. The major language groups are Icelandic, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish. Feel free to join even if you don't speak a Nordic language!
Welcome to the annual Swedish Valborgsmässoafton Celebration hosted by Drott Lodge #168, the local Washington, D.C. Lodge of the VASA Order of America!
4.00 – 7.00 pm Picnic
4.00 – 5.00 pm Face Painting & “Tips Promenad” Q&A walk for Children and Grown-ups
4.00 – 5.00 pm Games for Young and Old - Wooden skis and Gunny sacks games - Children may play structure with parent/adult supervision
4.25 pm Brief Welcome and Announcements by Arne Dunhem (Chairman, Drott Lodge)
4.30 – 5.00 pm Music by Washington’s Spelmanslag under direction of Julia Borland-Ferneborg
5.00 pm “Welcome Spring – Goodbye Winter” - Greetings by Sweden’s Ambassador to the U.S., Karin Olofsdotter
5.15 – 5.30 pm Songs by Swedish Songgroup under direction of Eva Hartzell
5.30 pm Lighting of the Bonfire – Pizza-oven available for your own pizza making
- Sing-along - Singing both Swedish Valborg songs and American songs
- Anyone may entertain around the Bonfire - storytelling, music, and singing
- Grilling of Hot dogs, s’mores (bring your own sticks for the grilling)
8.15 pm Official End
Bring: chairs, picknick food, drinks and trash bags
Please send me a message to request the welcome package and details.