|Also called||Inuit New Year, Happy Day|
|Observed by||Inuit, Yupik, Aleut, Chukchi, Iñupiat|
Religious (Inuit religion, Shamanist and Christian)
|Significance||Start of the year|
|Date||December 24 to January 1|
|Related to||Christmas, Chinese New Year, Japanese New Year, Tibetan New Year, Korean New Year, Vietnamese New Year, Mongolian New Year, Nowruz, Sámi New Year, Yakut New Year|
Quviasukvik, is the first day of the year according to the Inuit. The festival of the New Year is celebrated by the Inuit, Yupik, Aleut, Chukchi and the Iñupiat. The feast originally derives from traditional Inuit religion but in modern times, it has Christian influences.
The Quviasukvik festival starts on Christmas Eve and ends on New Year's Day. This festival celebrates the coming of the new year and the sea goddess, Sedna. During these days, many traditional customs are displayed. Due to Christian influences, Christmas was considered a new year to the Inuit.
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- Inulariuyunga; Imngirnik Quvigiyaqaqtunga!