Winter carnival

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A Winter carnival is an outdoor celebration that occurs in wintertime.

Winter carnivals, or festivals, are popular in places where winter is particularly long or severe, such as Scandinavia, Canada and the northern United States. Most winter carnivals involve traditional winter pursuits such as ice carving, snow carving, ice hockey, skating, skiing and dog sledding.

Some notable winter carnivals include:

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  • 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