Here’s the fashion guide to what they were wearing in Greenland’s own ‘Happy’ video!
So the whole town wasn’t involved in making the ‘Happy in Greenland’ video, but most knew what was happening at Nuuk Playground Easter Sunday.
Everyone will know someone who participated in this video – if not the entire cast. For myself, I spotted at least ten characters I recognised =)
But what were they wearing and what makes it special? In this video you’ll see people in:
- Ski and snowboard gear. Because that’s what people wear here everyday. They could also have arrived fresh off the slopes.
- National costumes. For women, different shades of painstakingly handmade beaded red outfits with seal fur pants, and many other tiny details. For men, the white anoraks and black pants. Both have intricately embroidered leather boots called kamiks.
- Green jacket ladies. They are part of the team planning the Arctic Winter Games in Nuuk in 2016. On the sleeve of the jacket it’s branded ‘See you in Nuuk’.
- Mask/Drum dancers. In the video, the masked faces are painted black and red. Drum dancing played different roles in the Greenlandic society. It was a traditional way of reaching decisions in the local town, gathering the community together but also just entertainment.
- Holding kendamas. The yoyo. Tazo. Taguchi. At one stage, you could see nearly every teenager and kid holding one of these. You swing it around and play tricks with it. This Japanese toy has reached epidemic status!
PS. I didn’t realise it until I hit ‘publish’, but this is my 100th post! Thanks Greenland for the happy days and to anyone and everyone who happened to stumble upon my blog…