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Sàmi National Holiday

The Sàmi people are indigenous to the arctic area of the Nordic countries. At the end of the 1800s, the Norwegian government implemented policies of Norwegianization. However, attitudes changed by the mid-1950s, and Norwegian authorities recognized the importance of maintaining the Sàmi culture. February 6 is recognized as Sàmi National Holiday in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. This day is full of activities that celebrate the Sàmi culture. First celebrated in 1993, it has become a popular event and a time for the indigenous Sàmi people to celebrate their cultural identity. More...
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Sàmi National Holiday
The Sàmi people are indigenous to the arctic area of the Nordic countries. At the end of the 1800s, the Norwegian government implemented policies of Norwegianization. However, attitudes changed by the mid-1950s, and Norwegian authorities recognized the importance of maintaining the Sàmi culture. February 6 is recognized as Sàmi National Holiday in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. This day is full of activities that celebrate the Sàmi culture. First celebrated in 1993, it has become a popular event and a time for the indigenous Sàmi people to celebrate their cultural identity.
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Sápmi flags along Finnish flags outside the City Hall of Helsinki.




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Poster shows a woman in traditional Sami dress with a view of Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland, in the background. [Photo courtesy of Prints and Photographs.
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The Sàmi National Holiday
- Congratulations to all my friends form Lappland.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
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Monamagda,

Lapland may refer to:

Sápmi, a cultural region stretching over northern Fennoscandia, including parts of Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Russia
Lapland (Finland) (Lappi/Lappland), a Finnish region
Lapland (former province of Finland) (Lappi/Lappland), a province of Finland 1938–2009
Lapland (electoral district), an electoral district in Finland
Norwegian Lapland, Northern Norway, Finnmark, formerly known as Danish Lapland (including Troms)
Lapland (Sweden), a Swedish historical province.
Russian Lapland, a former name and a sporadic marketing term for Murmansk Oblast.
Laplandiya (lit. "Lapland"), a rural locality (a railway station) in Murmansk Oblast, Russia.
Lapland, Indiana, a town in the United States.
Lapland, Nova Scotia, a community in Lunenburg district, Nova Scotia.

Rovaniemi is the capital city of Lapland (Finland).

Nowadays the whole region in four countries where Sàmi people live, is called Sápmi.
Those southerners living in Lapland region can be called Laplanders, but Sàmis dont like that term.


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