Happy Sámi National Day Saturday 6th February!
Buori sámi álbmotbeaivvi buohkaide! (Northern Sámi)
Pyeri säämi aalmugpeivi puohháid! (Inari Sámi)
Šiõǥǥ saaʹmi meersažpeiʹvv pukid! (Skolt Sámi)
Happy Sámi National Day for everyone!
The Sámi National Day is an ethnic national day for the Sámi (Saami) people that falls on February 6 as this date was when the first Sámi congress was held in 1917 in Trondheim, Norway.
6 tips to celebrate the day:
- The Sámi Parliament organises an online event on 6th February at 18. Information: Sámi Parliament online event (in Finnish). The Sámi Parliament is the supreme political body of the Sámi in Finland representing the Sámi in national and international connections.
- Sámi National Day online seminar on 6th February at 13.00 - 15.30, at Culture house Valve in Oulu and online. What is contemporary Sámi art like? What kind of art do Sámi artists produce? Northern Photographic Centre and Arts Promotion Centre Finland organise a seminar on Zoom. More information in Finnish: Sámi National Day online seminar (Taike.fi).
- Short film Eatnanvuloš Lottit – Maan sisällä linnut, directed by Marja Helander, is available on Yle Areena. Eatnanvuloš Lottit – Maan sisällä linnut: on Yle Areena.
- Discussion ”Finns who think they own Sámi land is available", organised by DocPoint, is now available online. DocPoint's discussion on YouTube. The discussion is in Finnish.
- Olen saamelainen – I am Sámi, documentary film available at Yle Areena.
- Say it in Saami – learn phrases in Saami languages