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Standing on a float, Bonhomme Carnaval, mascot of the Carnaval de Quebec, salutes the crowd at the Quebec Winter Carnival parade Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 in Quebec city. The festival typically starts on the last Friday of January or the first Friday of February and continues for 17 days. With close to one million participants, it has grown to become the largest winter celebration in the world