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      MICRO.THEATER   03/21/2017

      Microtheater Sunday, March 26, 2017 11:39 AM MICROTHEATER A style of Design with easy access Consisting of a Movie Theater Theme A VIRTUAL THEATER TOPICS range from ART To Religion Philosophy ALT-Science We are a Microtheater first and foremost Which is kind of like the building and the service you are getting  
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      SeattleArtGroup.Com   03/24/2017

      Seattle art group Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:15 PM The artist group is a communal idea of joining together to make something greater for the whole that normally would be A combined effort of artists to create something far beyond what we might otherwise get to. All art posted will be rated reviewed sorta shuffled stamped dated revised edited blogged worded pr  any or all of these may occur or none A group effort I want to start an ART BLOG site where artists share their art and also blog each piece a bit so we get a sense of the artist This is a dream for the group an art social blog site ART SOCIAL BLOG SITE
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      GravenImage.org   03/25/2017

      Graven Image Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:08 PM I get the graven image from genesis one of my favorite books of the bible It speaks of a time when ART was a SIN. And to worship Art a great sin So goes pagan idols and gods I hope this site is much like the last one only more interesting I would like to get people talking about science politics religion and art I also would love if I can get the artists if any to do more descriptions with each piece A ART BLOG SOCIAL SITE Let's try that again shall we An ARTIST GROUP BLOG SOCIAL SITE
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May 17 - Happy Sittende Mai!

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Hello There!  How is your day going thus far?  Are you aware that today is not only full of unofficial observances such as World Baking Day and Pack Rat Day, but it is also an honest-to-goodness bonafide holiday!  What holiday is it, you ask?  Welp, it's Norwegian Consititution Day!  Also known simply as Sittende Mai (May 17th), Norwegian Constitution Day takes place around the world on May 17th.  

On May 17, 1814 Norway signed its Consititution to avoid being ceded to Sweden after a devistating defeat during the Napoleonic Wars. The celebration of this day began spontaneously by students to who psyched to have their Norway back!  For a long time King Karl Johan actually banned the celebrations, thinking that the gatherings were an act of revolt or rebellion.  It took many many years for Constitution Day to be established as a holiday.  In 1864 the first Childrens Parade took place.

Childrens Parades are a key event for any Sytennde Mai celebration.  Children march around the community, often wearing traditional Norwegian garb and holding Norwegian flags while singing the National Anthem "Ja, vi elsker dette landet".  In addition to parades, there are many other celebrations including parties, musical performances, speeches, food and yes, even lutefisk!  Celebrations take place all across Norway in larger cities such as Oslo, Kristiansand and Bergen, and in smaller towns such as Akser and  Ullensaker.  Syttende Mai is also celebrated by many Norwegian immigrant communities in the United States and across the world.  Stoughton, Wisconsin; Petersburg, Alaska; Brooklyn, New York;  and Seattle, Washington all have large Norwegian communities and celebrate Syttende Mai in a big way! Scotland, Sweden, and New Zealand also have large celebrations.  

Syttende Mai is about celebrating Norways Independence, but it is also about inclusion and diversity.  Young and old, rich and poor, those from near and far... all are welcome!  So go find a Syttende Mai celebration near you today and say a rousing "Hep Hep!" for Syttende Mai! 


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