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1Leif Erikson Day

The son of Iceland’s Eric the Red, arguably the Vikings’ most famous figure and one of Norway’s heroes, Leif Erikson received U.S. recognition in 1964 when President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed October 9 as Leif Erickson Day. The day commemorates the arrival of a large group of Scandinavian immigrants in New York in 1825 aboard the Restauration.

2how is leif erikson day celebrated
On October 9, Nordic communities worldwide will celebrate Leif Erikson Day – remembering the explorer credited with bringing the first Nordic people to America around the year 1000. The holiday has been adopted by a variety of states throughout the 20th century and represents a celebration of Norweigan explorers, the spirit of discovery, and the contributions of Norwegians in America.

3Leif Erikson Day

Leif Erikson Day is an annual observance that occurs on October 9. It honors Leif Erikson (Old Norse: Leifr Eiríksson, Icelandic: Leifur Eiríksson, Norwegian: Leiv Eiriksson), the Norse explorer who led the first Europeans thought to have set foot in continental North America (other than Greenland).

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Leif Erikson Day doesn’t get as much recognition because it’s overshadowed by Monday’s Columbus Day—which, unlike Erikson’s day, is a federal holiday, meaning government employees get …

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Where is Leif Erikson Day celebrated? United states Show all 1 locations. Popular upcoming holidays you may be interested in. Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Native American Day) September 25, 2020. Sukkot October 03, 2020. Lincoln’s Birthday November 27, 2020. Small Business Saturday November 28, 2020.

6how is leif erikson day celebrated
Leif Erikson Day 2020 is celebrated October 8 in Westby now, along with the community’s annual Syttende Mai festival every May.

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Leif Erikson Day honors a viking explorer known as Leif Erikson. He is believed to be the first recorded Nordic person to have visited North America. It is believed that he visited places such as Baffin Island and Labrador around 1000 CE.

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The statement notes, “On Leif Erikson Day, we celebrate Nordic Americans whose firm faith and resolve are woven into the fabric of our Nation, and we commit to continuing our strong diplomatic relationship with Scandinavian nations for years to come.” An official proclamation from President Trump concludes the statement:

9how is leif erikson day celebrated
Leif Erikson Day is celebrated on Oct. 9 because the ship Restauration arrived from Norway at New York Harbor on Oct. 9, 1825. It kicked off a huge wave of Norwegian immigrants arriving in the states.

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1Who Is Leif Erikson? Yes, SpongeBob SquarePants’ Favorite Holiday Is Real
Friday is Leif Erikson Day, but some people might not know what exactly is being celebrated. Some may even be surprised to learn that one of SpongeBob SquarePants’ favorite holidays is real. Leif Erikson is believed to be the first European to discover the continent of North America.
Published Date: 2020-10-09T09:05:00.0000000Z

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1  Scandinavians celebrate Leif Erikson day in Cleveland
Members of the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish (Scandinavians) communities of Cleveland gathered in front of the bust of Leif Erikson at Shooters in the Flats to celebrate Leif Erikson Day. Catherine Jorgensen McCutcheon explained the day and led a toast of linje akvavit before setting up a group photo. …
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