Jokkmokks Marknad or Jokkmokk Market 3-7 February 2021 is on line for everyone around the world to see!
-If you have never been to Jokkmokk, Sweden during the Sami Winter Market or Jokkmokks Marknad, then you owe it to yourself to see this fantastic winter market online this year in 2021.
-Because of the health pandemic, Jokkmokks Marknad was forced to go on line.
-Usually there are thousands of people that visit Jokkmokk this time of year from all over the world.
-The market is a place for all of the Sami people (the indigenous people of Scandinavia) to gather once a year to celebrate their culture and to sell their sought after handicrafts and art.
-There is so much more to see, concerts that highlight the sami 'joik' music, reindeer races etc.
-The first day of the market is prerecorded and is 10 hours long so it looks like you don't have to be up all night to see it live.
-There are prerecorded events on the website that you can watch in Swedish with English subtitles.
-The market is celebrating their 416th year, probably the oldest winter market in the world no doubt.
I have been fortunate enough to have attended this market 2 times in the past. It is fantastic to be there in person, maybe next year! I was there 16 years ago when the market celebrated it's 400th year.
Enjoy! Maria Jonsson