Le Carnaval de Québec

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History:

The custom of celebrating from the end of January until mid-February has long been popular in New France. Always faced with winter’s hardships, the city's population reinvented the season with a winter celebration that warmed the hearts of all of it revellers. The first official edition of the Québec Winter Carnival took place in 1955, but the idea came about in the 1890's, when the first large outdoor celebration during the winter took place. However, years of war and economic hardship in France and Canda delayed the official birth of the Carnival, and also, the Bonhomme.

Skiing! | Index | Upcoming Carnival | Activites | Hit the Ice | Foods and Beverages | Works Cited | Reflection
 
Embrace the Winter!
The Beach of the Bonhomme
 
Skiing! | Index | Upcoming Carnival | Activites | Hit the Ice | Foods and Beverages | Works Cited | Reflection