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Published May 17, 2012, 08:29 PM

Local Norwegians Celebrate Syttende Mai

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Local Norwegians are celebrating a bit of their history today. It's Syttende Mai or May 17, the day Norway declared its independence from Denmark nearly 200 years ago.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Local Norwegians are celebrating a bit of their history today.

It's Syttende Mai or May 17, the day Norway declared its independence from Denmark nearly 200 years ago.

To mark the day, the Grand Forks Sons Of Norway held their annual lunch featuring many different kinds of Norwegian food. An estimated 1,000 people attended the lunch.

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