Festival of Beaivi
Winter Solstice has been celebrated in many Northern Hemisphere cultures where, in the past, people were unsure of their survival through the long, cold, dark winters.
The Sami people of Sampi area of Fennoscandia celebrate the Festival of Beaivi on the winter solstice.
The region stretches over four countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia located north of the Polar circle, where the Sun during the winter-period, does not even reach the horizon. It is easy to understand then, that the Sun was appreciated and played a major role in their culture.