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.