Celebrating Leif Erikson’s Day & Hans’ Island
- Date: Friday 7 October 2022
- Time: 18.00 – 22.00
- Venue: Boathouse, Jomtien Beach
- THB 600 for Dancham members, members from co-branding chambers, and Thai Nordic Associations.
- THB 950 for non-members.
The price includes Viking food, soft drinks, wine, and beer.
Fried pork, with potatoes and parsley sauce (Danish National Dish)
Ground beef patties with potatoes & gravy
“Biksemad” – Fried potatoes with assorted meats served with egg
Beer, House wine, Soft drinks, Water & Coffee
(Food and drinks will be served Ad Libitum from 18.00-20.00)
*Pre-registration & pre-payment are required. No payment at the door. No walk-ins please*
The Discovery of North America (by Europeans)
More than 1000 years ago a small group of Vikings landed on the rocky shores of New Foundland in North America. The chief of the group Leif Erikson was the son of Erik Redbeard born in Norway and later moved to Iceland.
The USA usually celebrates this event on the 9 of October as a holiday. In the Nordics, it is rare to observe this occasion. As his birthplace, Greenland is a part of the Danish Kingdom and the strait between Greenland and Canada is of not only high strategic interest but also cultural and historical interest. Inspired by the latest Netflix series Viking Valhalla which is closer to the historical facts, we feel this could be a great occasion to celebrate here in Thailand at the Eastern Seaboard at the Danish restaurant Jomtien Boathouse. We plan to have this as an annual event.
The happy ending of the most peaceful border dispute in the World between Denmark and Canada; sets an example for other border conflicts.
Both Canada and Denmark cast the “historic” agreement as an example of how border disputes can be resolved peacefully, without warfare or bitter legal wrangling, at a time when the rules-based international order is under strain — a reference in part to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
For some five decades, Canada and Denmark have squabbled — mostly, but not always, politely — over the not-very-exciting Hans Island, a 0.5-square-mile mass in the Kennedy Channel of the Nares Strait that’s home to neither vegetation nor wildlife.
The 14 June 2022 agreement ultimately resolved the dispute in a rather equitable manner. By this agreement, Hans Island will be divided along a natural ridge with roughly 60% of the area being allocated to Denmark and the remainder to Canada.
After signing the agreement to applause, alcohol and notes were exchanged for the last time.