New Year's Day -
Sunday January 1, 2017
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties.
National Day -
Monday February 6, 2017
Secular holiday : The Sami are an Arctic indigenous people living in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. They are considered to have been living in the Sami settlement area - Sapmi - as far back in time as source material can tell us, which stretches from the Kola Peninsula in northeast Russia to Engerdal in eastern Norway and Idre in southern Sweden.
It is estimated that about 60-70 000 Sami live in these areas today, whereas approximately 40 000 live in Norway, 20 000 in Sweden, 7500 in Finland and 2000 in Russia. [www.norveska.org.rs]