For those interested in experiencing the true Sami culture with its language, traditional yoik, and lively society, the Sami Easter Festival is the place to be. “The experience you get at the festival is completely unique and incredibly special. It’s not a show we put on for the festival – people come here to see how we actually live,” says OI Johan Gaup, producer for the music festival in Kautokeino, which is the biggest organiser within Sami Easter Festival. There will be a varied programme suitable for families and people of all ages, including concerts, theatre, exhibitions, a market, ‘duodji’ handicraft, art, cinema, scooter cross and reindeer racing. “The Sami people have always gathered during the Easter holiday,” says Gaup.