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La Plage de Bonhomme.
This was the scene, yesterday at Carnaval de Quebec.

It was a cold day with the temperatures dipping to -18 C with the windchill. But these 75 men and women were brave enough to endure these temperatures and came out for this activity. Their only protection against the cold: a bathing suit !

Carnval de Quebec is the largest winter carnival in the world. Since the beginning of this French colony, the habitants of New France formed a rowdy tradition of getting together just before Lent to eat, drink and be merry. Already at this era, this intense period of revelry was designated as the Carnival - a word of Italian origin that signifies Mardi Gras. The tradition of celebrating at the end of January until mid-February is a custom long in progress.
Source: Official Website

PS: I just returned from a fantastic weekend at Quebec City where I met many of my friends studying at Laval University. I had some great time over there, the trip made me realize once again why I like this city sooo much ... most likely because of the people living in it .

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