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 - February
February 6 - Sámi Peoples Day
February 21 - King Harald's Day
King Harald V was born in 1937. His father was King Olav V and Queen Märtha (a princess of Sweden) before they were King and Queen. He has 2 older sisters.
When King Harald was 3, the Germans invaded Norway. He, his sisters, and mother fled to Sweden and then eventually to the USA. His father (Crown Prince Olav) and grandfather (King Haakon) stayed in London during the war. The Royal Family returned to Norway after the war.
He married Sonja, a commoner, in 1968. They have two children - Princess Marthä Louise and Crown Prince Haakon. He ascended to the throne in January 1991, upon the death of his father. HIs hobbies include hunting, fishing, and sailing.
Photo credit: royalcourt.no
Tusen Takk (a thousand thanks) for choosing to visit our website! Whether you are a member or a woman searching to become part of a unique and special sisterhood we hope you will spend time browsing our pages. You will find our latest news, articles on heritage and culture, beautiful bunad photos, delicious Nordic recipes, a listing of our fabulous lodges and so much more!
Our biennial convention was held in 2018 on the spectacular Oregon coast in Seaside and was graciously hosted by our Oregon lodges, Stjernen #7, Frida Hansen #37, and Agnes Mathilde Wergeland #52. It was a time of learning about our culture and heritage, conducting the delegate business meetings, and celebrating our sisterhood as we built ever closer bonds of friendship.
In 2021 our convention will be held July 22-24 at the beautiful Kitsap Conference Center located by the water in Bremerton, WA. The WA lodges of Thea Foss #45, Nina Grieg #40, and Prillar Guri #30 will be hosting their sisters.
The very 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, offering you an opportunity 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 for further information.
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Karen Bartos, Grand Lodge President
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