Lady Day among Samis

Lady Day among Samis

March 25
In the Sami region of Finland, villages such as Inari and Enontekio celebrate a festival on Lady Day that usually occurs within the Easter season. Sami people travel from remote homesteads to participate in a special church service, which is typically succeeded by such outdoor activities as lasso-throwing and skijoring, a sport in which skiers are pulled by reindeer over a frozen lake. Because the festival draws everyone together, March 25 is also a popular time for weddings.
SOURCES:
BkFestHolWrld-1970, p. 62