The Quebec Winter Carnival – A Festival of Heritage and Family Fun

Quebec Winter Carnival

Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival


Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter Carnival
Quebec Winter CarnivalThe most colourful part of the Carnival is the brightly lit night parades. Every year some half a million spectators bundle up and line the snowy streets of the city. The parades feature fantastic floats, marching bands and many clowns. Even though it was freezing cold – about six degrees below zero – the night that I watched the parade, I could not believe my eyes when a band of young ladies marched by dressed in kilts.

To the Québécois, Carnaval is more than an annual celebration. It’s a state of mind, a place where for ten days every February, they glorify winter. It’s a place where people’s imaginations take over, where adults can feel like kids again. For the Québécois, winter is a time for rejoicing and what better way to do that than to join them in celebrating Carnaval.



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# 1 - Paddy - 23/05/2008 - 12:31 pm

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