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Greenland

Holidays & Observances in Greenland

Greenland is a Northern Atlantic autonomous island in the Kingdom of Denmark. Today, the Inuit people make up most of the population, many of them descended from Canadian immigrants. The culture stays true to Inuit traditions, but Scandinavian culture from Denmark and Norway has also made an impact. Because of European influences, Christianity is the most popular religion in Greenland, and Christian holidays are very important. Because of its northern location, the Solstices and Equinoxes are also important as they mark the transitions between long days and long nights. The Flag Day in Greenland is celebrated on summer solstice, the longest day of the year, because the flag of Greenland represents those long days and nights.

 

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Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Epiphany - Three Kings Day Epiphany Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Daylight Saving Time DST starts Time Related
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Pentecost / Whit Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
National Day National Day Greenland National, Federal, Bank, Public
Daylight Saving Time DST ends Time Related