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Sami National Day

Sami National Day is held on February 6. Russia, Finland, Norway and Sweden. This event in the first decade of the month February is annual. Help us Help us 
6 February - Sami National Day
According to the comparative linguist Ante Aikio, the Sami proto-language developed in South Finland or in Karelia around 20002500 years ago, spreading then to northern Fennoscandia.
The Sámi are best known for reindeer herding. Reindeer meat is used for cooking, leather and fur is used to make shoes and clothing, and antlers and bones make useful tools and decorative objects. The Sámi are also skilled fishers and sheep herders.
Yoik/joik is a feature of Sami musical tradition. Yoiks are song-chants and are traditionally sung a cappella, usually sung slowly and deep in the throat. Reindeer herding is a strong part of the Sami culture and ancestry. Today, this practice is legally protected as an exclusive Sami livelihood in Norway and Sweden.

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