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Celebrating Syttende Mai
Syttende Mai celebrates the declared independence of Norway from Denmark with the signing of the Norwegian Constitution, which occurred on May 17th or “Syttende Mai” in Norwegian. Norwegian heritage can be found throughout our state as one out of every twelve Wisconsinites is of Norwegian descent. We are fortunate to have a Syttende Mai celebration close by in Woodville. The State Senate voted earlier this year to honor Syttende Mai through Senate Joint Resolution 81, which was co-sponsored by Senator Harsdorf and proclaims May 16th-18th, 2014 as Syttende Mai Weekend. For more information on the Syttende Mai celebration in Woodville and others around the state, please visit the Travel Wisconsin website at