Where can you see scantily clad men and women dancing in the snow in the middle of February with Bonhomme? At Quebec’s Winter Carnival, of course.
On Feb. 16th at 2:00 pm, the Carnival hosted its annual Bain de Neige event (snow bath). It helped that the day was a cool -8 degrees under a bright blue sky. The 59 participants ran out to a large cheering crowd in three groups. Other than their bathing suits, they were allowed to wear shoes, mittens and socks.
Each time, they were encouraged to play, dance, and roll around in the snow. The groups came out in bursts, each longer than before. The first time was 3 minutes, 5 minutes and then finally 10 minutes. It was an incredibly fun event to watch and I really admired the participants! Check out a video below. ( PS: You can sign up to be part of the event for next year closer to Feb. 2014 on their website. )