King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited Jokkmokk Fair

On Thursday, February 6, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited Jokkmokk Fair in northern Sweden, held in connection with the Sami National Day. The King and Queen met with members of the Sami Parliament's Board and Bureau. Jokkmokk Fair has a long history and is an unbroken tradition for more than 400 years. The King and Queen also visited the Sami Educational Center. There, the King and Queen toured a student exhibition made by the second-year students of the craft group. The center was founded in 1942 and has since then provided education to the Sami people.
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited Jokkmokk Fair, held in connection with the Sami National Day
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited Jokkmokk Fair, held in connection with the Sami National Day
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited Jokkmokk Fair, held in connection with the Sami National Day
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited Jokkmokk Fair, held in connection with the Sami National Day
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited Jokkmokk Fair, held in connection with the Sami National Day
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited Jokkmokk Fair, held in connection with the Sami National Day
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited Jokkmokk Fair, held in connection with the Sami National Day
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited Jokkmokk Fair, held in connection with the Sami National Day
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited Jokkmokk Fair, held in connection with the Sami National Day
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited Jokkmokk Fair, held in connection with the Sami National Day
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited Jokkmokk Fair, held in connection with the Sami National Day
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited Jokkmokk Fair, held in connection with the Sami National Day
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited Jokkmokk Fair, held in connection with the Sami National Day
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia visited Jokkmokk Fair, held in connection with the Sami National Day

11 Comments

  1. Très belles photos colorées ; la reine Silvia est adorable, lumineuse.. Quel plaisir de voir le roi très souriant !

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  2. Thank you for posting these wonderful photos of such a special event. The traditional outfits are beautiful! (V.M.)

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  3. Queen Silvia is stunning in her traditional Sami attire. The blue dress with the red and yellow stripes, the white cape with its brooches, and her boots are gorgeous. Even when she dons the red jacket and cap to greet the public, she looks radiant and years younger. Although the King is handsome, as ever, I wonder why he does not dress in the traditional costume.

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  4. Don't know much about the fashion and its tradition but I love the colours. Looks like a very gayish time is being had by all.

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  5. Lihkku beivviin (northern sàmi), Vuorbbe biejvijn (lule sàmi), læhkoeh biejjine (southern sàmi). Happy Sàmi national day! A little late, but still... :) Queen Silvia is looking good in the gàkti. They look cute with the reindeer!

    I don't know if you're interested, but here are some sami artists for you to listen to:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odpREEp-uOo - Ella Marie
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbHVOIndDaE - Marja Mortensson. I went to high school with her. She's won plenty of prizes, including the Norwegian version of the Grammy:)

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  6. The Queen looks wonderful in this traditional outfit and there's a great photo of the King with a really wide smile, about 5 from the end

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  7. Wonderful photos, the Queen looks beautiful in her traditional Sami attire. I also like seeing them together, enjoying the ride pulled by the reindeer.
    Chel

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  8. I Live seeing the King and Queen of Sweden. They are so Beautiful!

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  9. Love the Sami National Dress. The Queen and the King look good.

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  10. Lovely to see them dressing in the areas' native costumes. The king is so sweet/funny, in photo number 4.... JT

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