Sami National Day 6th of February
We celebrate the national day of the Sami people by showing Sami short films from 12 pm – 5 pm at The Nordic House. Entrance is free!
7 Sami short stories with English subtitles
10 Sami short films with English subtitles
Recommended age: + 12 years
For more information see: www.isfi.no/samishorts
The Sami National Day is an ethnic national day for the Sami people that falls on February 6 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 6 to commemorate the first Sámi congress in 1917. Sami National Day is for all Sámi, regardless of where they live and on that day the Sámi flag should be flown and the Sami national anthem is sung in the local Sámi language. The first time Sami National Day was celebrated was in 1993, when the International Year of Indigenous People was proclaimed openly in Jokkmokk, Sweden by the United Nations.