The Leif Erikson Lodge celebrated Norwegian Cultural and Heritage Day, and it kicked off this morning with the 5K Leif to Leif Fun Run and Walk.
Glenn Eriksen sent us this photo of the race getting underway on NW 57th. Participants raced to the Leif Erikson statue at the Shilshole Bay Marina and back. You couldn’t have asked for better weather.
There were tasty Norwegian snacks, too, which turned into a full-fledged feast at the lodge with all the traditional favorites. As is customary with the Tastes of Norway event, there was a pickled herring taste-off, too.
The day’s big event was the bunad parade featuring traditional Norwegian clothing worn by the young and not-so-young alike. Jody Grage, known by many as “the bunad lady,” offered historical perspective for each ensemble.
Here’s video from the bunad parade, including a display of traditional folk dance from the group Leikarringen. (Thanks Glenn for the 5K photos!)