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Hedgehog Needlepoint – Quebec City Travel Tag


(HH1-YQB),  3″ x 5″, 18 mesh

What does it all mean?

• Red/White – Canadian Flag colors
• Red Maple leaf -Iconic Canadian symbol
• Red white and blue – for France and the French language, the official language of Quebec… it was originally a colony of France
• Blue/white – for the Quebec flag
• Rooster – iconic Gallic aka French symbol…
• Snowflake – Represents the annual Winter Carnival (Carnaval de Quebec), a pre-Lenten festival which started in 1894, but held regualy since 1955… all things snow/ice related….. Snowshoes, Dogsledding, Snow forts, Snow slides, Ice skating, snowmen, ice canoes to name a few
• Snowflake – also representing the Official Carnaval mascot, Bonhomme de Neige,..
a snowman
• 1- 1 million guests attending the Carnival
• 1608 – Ouebec City was founded in 1608
• 73 – July 3 the day of Quebec City founding
• P – Poutine was invented in Quebec City
• KA – Quebec is thought to originate from the Algonquin word “Kebec” which means “where the river narrows”.

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