Tuesday, December 04, 2018

A Greenlandic Christmas Tradition

* A Glimpse into a Greenlandic Christmas Tradition *

Did you know the “Real Santa Clause” lives in Greenland? Did you also know that Santa comes riding into town on a Dog Sledge? ☺︎

Here we see Santa’s arrival to town. In his hand he carries a staff made from the tusk of a narwhal with a polar bear carved into the tip of it. 




Santa’s helper is seen here wearing polar bear pants and seal skin boots. He is in charge of the dogs. He delivered Santa to the Sleigh and the stood watch over the dogs until it was time for him to leave.



Most of the town is gathered to watch for Santa’s arrival and see the Lighting of the Christmas Tree. After a few Christmas songs are sung, the countdown is said and then the tree is lit. Santa and his elves then hand out small bags of goodies to the children.



3 comments:

  1. What a wonderful tradition 💕❤️🎄🌟 Merry Christmas!

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  2. Dogs pulling the sled instead of reindeer...so funny!!
    I was super excited to find a new post today!! ;)

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  3. This is very interesting! Who ever would have thought? =) Merry Christmas!

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