Miss Heritage (left) and Miss Norway (right) of Greater New York. They are the 2016 winners of an annual contest by the Norwegian Immigration Association. 

Miss Heritage (left) and Miss Norway (right) of Greater New York. They are the 2016 winners of an annual contest by the Norwegian Immigration Association. 

 Three brothers have just purchased Norwegian flags from a street vendor before the start of the parade. 

Three brothers have just purchased Norwegian flags from a street vendor before the start of the parade. 

 A local Viking poses in front of his ship before the parade begins. 

A local Viking poses in front of his ship before the parade begins. 

 Leaders of The 17th of May Committee carry their banner through the parade. This group is responsible for planning and promoting the parade in Brooklyn each year. 

Leaders of The 17th of May Committee carry their banner through the parade. This group is responsible for planning and promoting the parade in Brooklyn each year. 

 This young man from the Hudson Valley Lodge dressed up as Thor, the superhero from Marvel Comics based on the Norse god. 

This young man from the Hudson Valley Lodge dressed up as Thor, the superhero from Marvel Comics based on the Norse god. 

 This young girl wears a Norwegian bunad, clothing based on traditional folk costume with a history dating back to the 18th century. It's common custom in Norwegian-American culture to wear bunad for holidays and special occasions. 

This young girl wears a Norwegian bunad, clothing based on traditional folk costume with a history dating back to the 18th century. It's common custom in Norwegian-American culture to wear bunad for holidays and special occasions. 

 Norwegian sweaters are famous for intricate patterns and a distinct, traditional knitting style. 

Norwegian sweaters are famous for intricate patterns and a distinct, traditional knitting style. 

 Girl Scouts from the local Bay Ridge troupe march together in the parade.

Girl Scouts from the local Bay Ridge troupe march together in the parade.

 The Sons of Norway Lodge from Islip, NY marches in the parade. Membership lodges for Norwegian Americans from all over the northeast march in the parade, some with distinct floats or banners. 

The Sons of Norway Lodge from Islip, NY marches in the parade. Membership lodges for Norwegian Americans from all over the northeast march in the parade, some with distinct floats or banners. 

 "Gratulerer med dagen" is the greeting exchanged on Norwegian National Day. It translates to "congratulations with the day." This greeting is also traditionally exchanged on birthdays and new year's eve. 

"Gratulerer med dagen" is the greeting exchanged on Norwegian National Day. It translates to "congratulations with the day." This greeting is also traditionally exchanged on birthdays and new year's eve. 

 Outside of the Danish Athletic Club, 65th Street, Brooklyn. 

Outside of the Danish Athletic Club, 65th Street, Brooklyn. 

 Sporting Club Gjøa on 62nd Street, Brooklyn is a soccer club for the local community, founded in 1911. 

Sporting Club Gjøa on 62nd Street, Brooklyn is a soccer club for the local community, founded in 1911. 

 Children at the parade after-party at Sporting Club Gjøa.

Children at the parade after-party at Sporting Club Gjøa.

 Miss Heritage (left) and Miss Norway (right) of Greater New York. They are the 2016 winners of an annual contest by the Norwegian Immigration Association. 
 Three brothers have just purchased Norwegian flags from a street vendor before the start of the parade. 
 A local Viking poses in front of his ship before the parade begins. 
 Leaders of The 17th of May Committee carry their banner through the parade. This group is responsible for planning and promoting the parade in Brooklyn each year. 
 This young man from the Hudson Valley Lodge dressed up as Thor, the superhero from Marvel Comics based on the Norse god. 
 This young girl wears a Norwegian bunad, clothing based on traditional folk costume with a history dating back to the 18th century. It's common custom in Norwegian-American culture to wear bunad for holidays and special occasions. 
 Norwegian sweaters are famous for intricate patterns and a distinct, traditional knitting style. 
 Girl Scouts from the local Bay Ridge troupe march together in the parade.
 The Sons of Norway Lodge from Islip, NY marches in the parade. Membership lodges for Norwegian Americans from all over the northeast march in the parade, some with distinct floats or banners. 
 "Gratulerer med dagen" is the greeting exchanged on Norwegian National Day. It translates to "congratulations with the day." This greeting is also traditionally exchanged on birthdays and new year's eve. 
 Outside of the Danish Athletic Club, 65th Street, Brooklyn. 
 Sporting Club Gjøa on 62nd Street, Brooklyn is a soccer club for the local community, founded in 1911. 
 Children at the parade after-party at Sporting Club Gjøa.

Miss Heritage (left) and Miss Norway (right) of Greater New York. They are the 2016 winners of an annual contest by the Norwegian Immigration Association. 

Three brothers have just purchased Norwegian flags from a street vendor before the start of the parade. 

A local Viking poses in front of his ship before the parade begins. 

Leaders of The 17th of May Committee carry their banner through the parade. This group is responsible for planning and promoting the parade in Brooklyn each year. 

This young man from the Hudson Valley Lodge dressed up as Thor, the superhero from Marvel Comics based on the Norse god. 

This young girl wears a Norwegian bunad, clothing based on traditional folk costume with a history dating back to the 18th century. It's common custom in Norwegian-American culture to wear bunad for holidays and special occasions. 

Norwegian sweaters are famous for intricate patterns and a distinct, traditional knitting style. 

Girl Scouts from the local Bay Ridge troupe march together in the parade.

The Sons of Norway Lodge from Islip, NY marches in the parade. Membership lodges for Norwegian Americans from all over the northeast march in the parade, some with distinct floats or banners. 

"Gratulerer med dagen" is the greeting exchanged on Norwegian National Day. It translates to "congratulations with the day." This greeting is also traditionally exchanged on birthdays and new year's eve. 

Outside of the Danish Athletic Club, 65th Street, Brooklyn. 

Sporting Club Gjøa on 62nd Street, Brooklyn is a soccer club for the local community, founded in 1911. 

Children at the parade after-party at Sporting Club Gjøa.

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