15.8. The Sámi flag was adopted (1986)
The Sámi Flag was designed by the Sámi artist Astrid Båhl. The theme was derived from the poem Sons of the Sun (Páiven párneh) by the south Sámi Anders Fjellner, describing the Sámi as sons and daughters of the sun. The circles represent the sun (red) and the moon (blue).
The Sámi have twelve flag flying days, the most important of which is the Sámi National Day on 6th of February. This is the date when the northern and southern Sámi came together across their national borders for their first meeting in Trondheim, Norway.
The flag may also be flown unofficially on special occasions.