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The Sami | The Sami flag days calendar

The Sami calendar consists of 12 flag days, the most prominent of them being the Sami National Day on 6 February.
The Sami flag - illustration. | LA Dahlmann - CC BY. | Finnmark Fylkesbibliotek - CC0.

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The Sami flag days calendar lists the official flag days across Sapmi: the Sami territories located across Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia.

6 February
The Sami national day; commemorates the first Sami conference in Trondheim in 1917.

2 March
The Finnish Sami Parliament was inaugurated on this day in 1996.

25 March
The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, a traditional Sami holiday.

24 June
Midsummer.

9 August
The United Nations’ international day of the world’s indigenous peoples.

15 August
The Sami flag was recognised on this day in 1986.

18 August
The cross-borders Sapmi Sami Council was formed on this day in 1956.

26 August
The Swedish Sami Parliament was inaugurated on this day in 1993.

9 October
The Norwegian Sami Parliament was inaugurated on this day in 1989.

9 November
The delegation for Sami affairs was inaugurated on this day in Finland in 1973.

15 November
Isak Saba was born on this day in 1875, the writer of the poem used in the Sami national anthem.

29 November
Elsa Laula Renberg was born on this day in 1877, she was the chair of the first Sami Assembly organising committee in 1917.

(Sametinget, n.d.) | MNR.00029

Category: Sami history

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