Sámi National Day

Sámi National Day is February 6, which is celebrated in memory of the first Sámi congress in Trondheim in 1917. Sámi is used to name the Lappish people, the indigenous population of Sápmi (northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Kola peninsula in Russia). Twitter Moment Sámi National Day Sámi Flag The joint flag dates back to …

Allemansrätten

Allemansrätten = Freedom to Roam (Swedish) Key Links The Right of Public Access (‘Allemansrätt’), or Outdoor Access Rights gives you the right to roam the countryside in Sweden in perfect peace and quiet. When you are in Sweden you have the right to walk, cycle, ride, ski and camp on any land with the exception …

Sámi

Photo: Visit Finland, Sámi Garment Sámi is used to name the Lappish people, the Indigenous population of Sápmi (northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Kola peninsula in Russia). the Sami flag has been flying in Norway, Finland, Russia and Sweden since 1986. The Sámi people live in four countries and have no national state of their …

Bliain na Gaeilge (Year of Irish)

Ireland – 2018 has been declared the official year of the Irish language, or Bliain na Gaeilge. This year marks the 125th anniversary of the language revival movement that was born with the founding of Conradh na Gaeilge – the Gaelic League. To celebrate the Gaelic League has planned a wide range of events in Ireland and around the …

Spain

Photo: Matthias Ripp, Picos de Europa Spain is located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula and is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay and to the northwest and west by the …

Sweden

Photo: Swedish National Heritage Board, Ships in Stockholm harbour Sweden borders Norway to the west and Finland to the northeast and it is connected to Denmark by a bridge in the south. Midsummer Eve – aka midsommar is celebrated between June 20th-25th. Wiki Sweden Planeta.com Europe Allemansrätten Sámi Markan Jukkasjarvi Sámi

Norway

Norway borders Sweden to the east its northernmost region is bordered by Finland to the south and Russia to the east. The United Kingdom and Faroe Islands lie to its west across the North Sea, Iceland and Greenland lie to its west across the Norwegian Sea, and Denmark lies south of its southern tip across the Skagerrak Strait. Holidays May 17 National Day of Norway (Norwegian Constitution Day) …

Ireland

Artwork: mrs josephine alvarez, shamrocks Ireland has two official languages, English and Gaeilge (Irish). While everybody learns both at school, less than 5% of the population speaks Gaeilge on a daily basis. Wiki Ireland Planeta.com Heritage Week in Ireland Flowing Tides: Musical Memory, History and Global Culture in County Clare, Ireland Bliain na Gaeilge (Year of …