Monday, January 12, 2009

The Sami people and flag

Astrid Båhl (Norway) has designed the Samian flag. The flag was approved on the 13th Noridic Samian conference in 1986. The colours are the ones that you see on tradional Samian clothes. The circle represents the sun (the red half) and the moon (the blue half)

Official flagdays are Feb 6 (Samian nationalday, Aug 15 (when the flag was approved in the parliament), Aug 18 (when the Samian parliament was founded) and Nov 9 when the Finnish Samian parliament was founded)

Much more about the Sami people here

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