Winter Festival
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Winter Festival

A winter festival, winter carnival, snow festival, or frost fair is an outdoor cold weather celebration that occurs in wintertime.

Winter festivals are popular in D climates (see Köppen climate classification) where winter is particularly long or severe, such as Siberia, Scandinavia, Canada and the northern United States. Most winter carnivals involve traditional winter pursuits such as dog sledding, ice hockey, ice carving, skating, skiing, and snow carving.

Some notable winter carnivals include:

World

Canada

China

England

Estonia

France

  • Concours International de Sculpture sur Glace et sur Neige - held in Valloire

Japan

Latvia

  • International Ice Sculpture Festival - held in Jelgava

Norway

Russia

United States

See also

References

  • Beam, Amy L. (1991) Beam's Directory of International Tourist Events Washington, DC: TTA Press ISSN 1052-3723 pg 387-388
  • (1984) The Official International Directory of Special Events & Festivals ISSN 0743-4170 pg 371

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