Feb 6, 1917 CE: Sami National Day

Feb 6, 1917 CE: Sami National Day

On February 6, 1917, indigenous Scandinavians met at the first international Sami Conference.


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On February 6, 1917, the first international Sami conference was held in Trondheim, Norway. The Sami are people native to northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. Sami are sometimes called Lapps or Laplanders. On Sami National Day, Sami of all nationalities celebrate their shared heritage through use of the Sami language, display of the Sami flag, and singing the Sami national anthem.

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