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Le temps des Fêtes à Quaqtaq

The Holiday Season in Quaqtaq
Pages: 139 - 150
Auteur(s) / Author(s): Louis-Jacques Dorais
Résumé:

Cette note de recherche vise à décrire les festivités de Noël et du Nouvel An à Quaqtaq, Nunavik, telles qu'observées par l'auteur en 1966-67. Ces festivités sont brièvement comparées aux descriptions existantes des rituels inuit traditionnels du solstice d'hiver autrefois célébrés dans l'Arctique oriental canadien et au Groenland.

Abstract:

This research note aims at describing Christmas and New Year celebrations in Quaqtaq, Nunavik, as observed by the author in 1966-67. These celebrations are briefly compared with traditional Inuit midwinter rituals described by various ethnographers in the Eastern Canadian Arctic and Greenland.