Márkomeannu is a culture and music festival taking place in the Sami villages of Ofoten and the southern part of Troms in Northern Norway, at the end of July every year.
Translated into english Márkomeannu means ”hustle and bustle in the village”.
The festival has a clear Sami profile; it is aiming to promote the culture of the Sami villages, but at the same time als o promote culture from all the Sami areas. Márkomeannu wishes to form the identity of people at all ages, however, it addresses especially young people. During the years the festival has become an important event, also symbolically, for local young people, by showing that Sami culture can be valuable.