It’s Sámi National day today. It’s celebrated in memory of the first Sámi conference that was held in 1917. The Sámi are the original inhabitants of the north of Norway, Sweden and Finland, Sápmi as the country is originally called. The Sámi are traditionally a nomadic people that travelled with the reindeer herds in the north. You should really look up Sámi culture on the internet, or in real life. I just wanted to acknowledge the day and the importance of Sámi. I’m not Sámi but since my family owned reindeer I feel close to Sámi people since we share common interest and I love the north of Sweden above the Arctic Circle. This is a photo I took in Björkliden close to the Norwegian border a little bit after midsummer when there’s daylight all through the night. And the lake in the photo is Torneträsk which is the origin of the river, Torneå River, that I grew up next to. So, Happy Sámi National Day!
55 responses to “Sámi National Day”
Happy Sámi National Day! Blessings!
Thank you 🙏 blessings to you too!
Thanks so much! 😀😄
The colours, interplay of light and shadow and the scene very beautiful.
Thanks 🙏 and, it was even more beautiful in real life. But, I’m happy with how the photo turned out.
What a great photo. This place is certainly familiar to me. I grew up in Örnsköldsvik and we often ventured north and west.
Örnsköldsvik is a beautiful place! Visited the city two summers ago and went to Skuleskogen too, such a beautiful forest. And, love the Högakusten bridge. I always drive as slow as I can when crossing that bridge so I get a good view of the river and surroundings.
Do they have D’Aulaire books where you live? They did a delightfully illustrated kid’s book about the Saami.
I’ll have to check them out, saw that they are available through some online bookshops. Thanks for the recommendation! Grew up reading stories about a character called Plupp that lived far up north which I loved 😉 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plupp
Looks solid. I think I’ll have to find some.
Haven’t read them in a long while but, they shaped me 😄
That’s as good a PR as a father looking for good, clean books could want.
That’s a lovely shot of Torneträsk that you took from Björkliden which you used as the main image of this post 📸🎞🖼. You have shared quite the history about Sámi International Day; this is actually the first time I am hearing about it haha. But I love seeing what it means to you and Happy Sámi National Day to you also 👍👍😆
Thank you! And, the Sámi history is important to the north of Sweden and has been pushed away for centuries. So, I’m happy to spread the word internationally.
You are very welcome 🤗🤗. I was wondering why I never actually heard of it when it is supposed to be an international day since I saw “Sámi International day” at the start of your post 🤔🤣. But it seems like it’s actually Sámi National day but you made this post to bring attention to it internationally, which is very cool so thanks for sharing 💙💙💙.
It’s great to learn more about your culture ✌️😄
Thanks for pointing that out. I made a typo and a mistake. I’ll change that! And, I’m not Sámi but feel close to them. 🙏
Beautiful photo! I found out recently I am distantly related to the Saami people. Thank you for posting! 🙂
Thank you 🙏 I think I might have some Sámi in me but I just wanted to highlight the Sámi National Day. When I grew up there was always reindeer around which is a central part for the Sámi people. And, their culture and work, like taking care of the reindeer, has not been taken into consideration when mines have opened and forests have been cut down. So, it’s an important day as is the Sámi people.
“Thanks for pointing that out. I made a typo and a mistake. I’ll change that! And, I’m not Sámi but feel close to them. 🙏”
You are welcome. I am happy that the observation was of benefit to you 🙂💙💙
And yes, I tried not to confuse you with the Sami 😆👍. Sami is part of Swedish culture and you are Swedish so I meant it was interesting to learn more about the Swedish culture [overall] from your perspective 💯🙌😄
Like the colors of the sky
Thanks! It was a very special night up in the north.
These colors definitely caught my attention. Thanks. Let’s follow our blogs Anita
Thanks for sharing this amazing image of the sky . Let’s follow our blogs Anita
Thanks 🙏 I’ll do that!
when we see pictures like this of the sky and the clouds we can help be impressed of the wonder of creation.
un caro saluto dall’Italia
Un caloroso, ma nevoso, saluto dalla Svezia! At least that’s how Google translates “A warm, but snowy, greeting from Sweden 😉
spero senza danni e con pochi disagi.
Non troppo scomodo, tanta neve spalata, ma anche molto bella ❄️❄️🙌
Bel panorama, farai tante foto non solo di paesaggi innevati ma soprattutto con giochi di luce ……. e le albe ed i tramonti.
Un caro saluto Helena dall’Italia
Grazie mille Giovanni! Speriamo di poter fare proprio questo 🤞 … and I hope this is translated correctly 😉
Perfetto i miei complimenti. Un saluto Giovanni
Happy Sámi National Day <3
And many more to come 🙏
It really is! One of the beautiful places in the world. And a place I love lots!
Oh so lovely!!! 💗
That’s sooo awesome! 🥰
It really is! And, it’s just a couple of hours drive from my house 🙌
Thank you so much for sharing unique information in your blog post I really like it.
Thank you 🙏
Cara Helena, ti auguro un fine settimana splendente.
Hope you had a great morning too!
Cara Helena, ti auguro un fine settimana splendente
Thank you! And it was a beautiful morning 🙂
OTTIMO SONO CONTENTO PER TE
Grazie! Spero che anche tu sia felice!
🙂 LO VEDI COME SONO FELICE
______ 🙂 😉 ……… 🙂 😉