The 6th of February is the Sami National Day in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. The day also has the name Samefolkets dag or Samisk folkedag.
Sami National Day is celebrated in memory of the first Sami national meeting which took place in Trondheim on 6. February 1917. For the first time, Sami people gathered from all over Sápmi to work for common Sami issues across the borders. The Sami National Day was adopted at the 1992 Sami conference, and was celebrated for the first time in 1993.
The Sami flag
The Sami flag is an important symbol of the celebration of the Sami National Day. The flag was made by the Sami artist Astrid Båhl from Skibotn in North Troms, and was approved at the 13th Nordic Sami Conference in 1986. The motive on the flag is from the runebom and the poem “Beaivvi bártnit” written by Anders Fjellner. In the poem the Sami are presented as the son of the sun and daughter of the moon.
Sámi Soga Lava – The Sami National Song
Sámi soga lávlla was adopted as a Sami National song at the Åre Sami conference in 1986. The text is a poem by Isak Saba, which was written and published in Sagai Muittalægja in 1906. Arne Sørli made a song of the poem. The text is translated from North Sami to the other Sami languages.
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Facts about The Sami National Day
- celebrated February 6th in Sápmi
- also called Samefolkets dag or Samisk folkedag
- Sami National Day is celebrated in memory of the first Sami Natonal meeting in 1917
- Sami soga lávlla – The Sami NAtional song is written by Isak Saba
- The Sami falg is designed by Astrid Båhl from Skibotn in Troms