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On any given day you will find not one, but six nation's flags displayed in several locations around the Ballard neighborhood where Nordic pride runs deep. This ship's mast flag pole at the Viking Bank next to the Sons of Norway Hall flies the colors of the USA, Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. This Saturday Norway's flag will dominate the mix as Seattle hosts the largest Syttende Mai parade and celebration outside of Norway. It is just one of several events this weekend, like the Seattle Cheese Festival at Pike Place Market and the International Children's Festival at Seattle Center, that will kick off Seattle's sunny non-stop summer festival season in grand style.