Daughters of Norway
Celebrating Our Norwegian Heritage for over 100 Years!

Uniting into a sisterhood, women who wish to preserve Norwegian heritage; maintain among members a knowledge of the history, culture and language of Norway; and build a strong support system and bond of friendship within the sisterhood. 

Norwegian Holidays and Observances - August

August 19 - Crown Princess Mette-Marit's Day (Flag Day)

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Norwegian Crown Princess Mette-Marit

Crown Princess Mette-Marit was born a commoner on August 19, 1973.  She married Crown Prince Haakon on August 25th, 2001 in Oslo Cathedral.  She has 3 children: Marius Borg Høiby (from a previous marriage), Princess Ingrid Alexandra, and Prince Sverre Magnus.

The Crown Princess works with several organizations supporting health, mental illness, young people at risk, women's issues, environmental issues, literature, and entrepreneurship.  She has a special focus on HIV/AIDS related work.  Crown Princess Mette-Marit has a Masters Degree in Management and has studied in several universities across Norway and in London. 

The Crown Princess has also been named a Leading Global Thinker by Foreign Policy Magazine (2016) and one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company (2016).  She enjoys skiing, sailing, hiking, literature, film, and theater.

Velkommen (Welcome!)

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2021-2023 Grand Lodge Officers

Our biennial convention took place in July, 2021 at the Kitsap Conference Center  on the beautiful Bremerton, Washington waterfront. It was hosted by our WA  lodges Thea Foss #45, Nina Grieg #40, and Prillar Guri #30. We explored our  culture and heritage through talks and hands-on workshops, and held our delegate  business meetings. Walking tours and excursions in the Bremerton area gave us the  opportunity to celebrate our sisterhood. 

2023_Logo-transparent.pngWe are excited that our 2023 convention will be held in Reno, Nevada, hosted by local lodges Sonja Henie #29 - Reno NV, Queen Maud #42 - Carson City NV, and  Elise Wærenskjold #48 - Roseville CA.  

The best way to learn more about our sisterhood is to attend a lodge meeting where  you will be warmly welcomed. I invite you to click on our interactive map to  locate a lodge near you. If no convenient lodge is located in your area, please  consider joining us as an Associate Member, which is a way to be connected to our  sisterhood without a lodge affiliation. Perhaps you will be inspired to start a new  lodge in your area!
Click on Contact/Join at the top of this page for further  information.  

Please join us as our…… 
                                                   “Sisters Soar in the Sierras”

-Karen Karpen, Grand Lodge President

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