Today’s Holiday: Great Sámi Winter Fair (Jokkmokksmarknad)

Today’s Holiday:
Great Sámi Winter Fair (Jokkmokksmarknad)

The Sámis are a nomadic people of ancient origin who still make their living keeping reindeer herds in the northernmost regions of Norway, Sweden, and Finland, and on the Kola Peninsula of the former Soviet Union. They started holding the Winter Fair, or Market, in Jokkmokk, Sweden, more than 400 years ago. The four-day event draws many visitors who are curious about Sámi culture. It includes the marking of the reindeer, reindeer roundup demonstrations, folk music and dance, films, lectures, and the sale of special Sámi foods and handicrafts. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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