Sami National Day

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Sami National Day in Norway in 2022
Sámi flag. Image via Office Holidays

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Dates of Sami National Day
2022 Norway Sunday, February 6thSami National Day
2021 Norway Saturday, February 6thSami National Day
2020 Norway Thursday, February 6thSami National Day
2019 Norway Wednesday, February 6thSami National Day
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of Sami National Day.

Also called Samenes nasjonaldag, Sami National Day is a day devoted to the Sami people, recognizing and appreciating them.

The Sámi people are an indigenous people inhabiting parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. 

The Sámi National Day is an ethnic-national day for the Sámi people that falls on February 6th as this date was when the first Sámi congress was held in 1917 in Trondheim, Norway. This congress was the first time that Norwegian and Swedish Sámi came together across their national borders to work together to find solutions for common problems.

In 1992, at the 15th Sámi Conference in Helsinki, a resolution was passed that Sámi National Day should be celebrated on February 6th to commemorate that first congress. Sami National Day is for all Sámi, regardless of where they live and on that day the Sámi flag should be flown and the Sámi anthem is sung in the local Sámi language.

The Sami flag is probably the most important “symbol,” or symbol, for the national day. The Sami flag is red on half of the flag, and blue on the rest. In the middle, there’s a green stripe and a yellow stripe from top to bottom. The circle on the middle is blue on the red part of the flag, and red on the blue side. The red part of the circle represents the sun and the blue the moon. The inspiration for the circle stems from a Sami poem where the Sami are described as the sons and daughters of the sun.

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