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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 United States 14% 20% 16% north east south east west coast Carnaval de Québec represented Quebec City, Quebec Attractions & Activities History In 1894, the first official winterCarnaval was held. Frank Carrel,owner of the Quebec DailyTelegraph, launched the ideaof Carnaval, and it ran on and offuntil 1955. Carnaval has been held uninterruptedly since. From January 30 to February 15, peoplefrom all around the world travel toQuebec City to enjoy the festivitiesof Carnaval.. The most famous attractionsof Carnaval are the night timeand daytime parades led bymascot Bonhomme Caranaval.Other major events includethe opening and closingceremony, snow sculpturecontests, ice canoeing, and dog-sledding. The ice palace,another popular attraction, wasbuilt in 1955 for Bonhomme Carnaval. From 1979 to 1994, it was built with about 9,000 tons of snow compacted intoenormous bricks. The estimatedcost of the project is about$65,000, with an additional$20,000 needed for electricalinstallations and light displays.The palace takes about 2 monthsto build. Bonhomme Carnaval Bonhomme Carnaval was createdin 1954 to bethe official mascot ofcarnaval. To make Bonhomme's sash, it took 20 ft of wool, and took over 90 hours to weave such a belt. Bonhommeattendsthe opening and closing ceremony of carnaval ascarnaval's ambassador, and he is also the castle lord ofthe ice palace.
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