June 21st ist the Greenlandic National Day!
It was a beautiful, sunny day, and many activities did take place outdoors. I didn`t participate in all of them, so this is just a glimpse of what was going on throughout the day …
At 9 am, there was a church service. As usual, I was playing the organ. Later, when taking a picture of the church from above, I felt very lucky to be living and working at this beautiful spot on earth, in this amazing country!
After church, some of us met for a brief celebration at the statue of Einar Mikkelsen.
Later, there was free food and different kinds of entertainment in front of the school.
The microphone was “open” to anyone who wanted to tell a story.
In addition to different kinds of Greenlandic food, this year, we also enjoyed having the “The worlds most travelled hot dog stand” handing out hot dogs to everyone.
A few members of the choir sang a song.
It is 10 years ago that I celebrated the Greenlandic National Day for the first time, when I spend the summer of 2004 working for a tourist company in Ilulissat, Westgreenland. I still remember the excitement of getting to know a new culture and how I went to every event I possibly could, that day, to experience as much as possible. Back then, I had no idea I would end up living in Ittoqqortoormiit …
People wearing the national Greenlandic costume, taking part in a competition.
I am writing this on june 22nd, a cold and windy day, not at all like yesterday … but that`s not the only thing that`s difference.
The river has broken up …
… and the rushing sound of running water feels like music to my ears! 🙂