Print the pdf: Leif Ericsson Day Coloring Page and color the picture.Leif Ericsson was a Norse explorer said to have “discovered” America in the year 1000. His friend Bjarni Herjolfsson told him of a land he saw with rolling hills and lots of trees. Leif bought Bjarni’s boat and set out with 35 men to explore that land. He called the land “Vinland the Good” and set up a Norse establishment there. Leif Ericsson Day is celebrated on October 9th of each year. The date coincides with the first organized immigration from Norway to the United States.
- Leif Ericsson by Melissa Snell, About.com Guide to Medieval History