POLAND — Those who wish to become honorary Newfoundlanders may do so at the seventh annual Newfoundland Day Saturday, May 27, at Mel’s Hilltop Restaurant and Bar.

The event, which begins at 4:30 p.m., will feature a screeching-in ceremony, which involves a shot of screech (Newfoundland rum), a short recitation and the kissing of a cod, according to Wikipedia. Those who take part in the ceremony are considered honorary citizens of Newfoundland.

The event will bring together those who are originally from Newfoundland as well as others. There will also be giveaways and information on Newfoundland.

“This is the most hilarious thing I have seen in a long time,” an unnamed attendee at last year’s event said. 

The Squid Jiggers will provide Irish and Newfoundland music. Concert tickets are $16.50 and concert and buffet tickets are $34.50. A limited number of tickets are available.

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Daphne Izer is ready to perform a Newfoundland screech in, when a person has to kiss a fish, among other things, to become an honorary Newfoundlander.

Steve and Daphne Izer display the Newfoundland Flag.

Newfoundland women show pride in their province by displaying Newfoundland flags. From left are Iris Woodworth-Watson, Daphne Izer and Flo Newton.

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