I travelled from Canada to Greenland last week. I came here to build a snowman and enjoy the cozy wintertime. My outfit hints at the traditional Greenlandic clothing a little, as they also use bright colors and patterns for their sweaters. I definitely need my hat and scarf here.
The people in Greenland live very close to the nature. They use every part of animals that are caught during hunting. The meat is used to eat and the skin is, even until today, used for clothing like the traditional outfits.
They use skins of seals, polar bears, reindeer, foxes and rabbits. Because the temperature can drop to -50°C in winter, these are the best materials to keep them warm.
Today, the people in Greenland still use their national costume on occasions like Christmas, Easter, Greenland’s National Day, and weddings.
The first day of school is also a great celebration. Six-year-old girls and boys are usually dressed in national costumes on this special day.
Do you still have a national costume in your country?
Have a nice day!