Quebec’s Festivals and Events: a Source of Joy
 

Quebec’s Festivals and Events: a Source of Joy

Next Exit: Festivals! March 14, 2017 Quebecgetaways
Festivals let you relax and have fun
Festivals let you relax and have fun
In Quebec, people are known for their love of celebration and joie de vivre. Festivals and events present opportunities to come together, take part in activities, be entertained and share moments with loved ones. They can even have a positive impact on your overall health! But what makes festivals so appealing?

Festivals let you relax and have fun

Going to a festival allows you to break from your daily routine, put your cares on hold and recharge your batteries, all of which contribute to greater levels of happiness. The celebratory ambience and the entertainment you get from festivals provide benefits for your personal balance and can improve your mental health.

Festivals let you move around and be active

Festivals and events that include a dimension of physical activity or sports are especially popular in Quebec. Friendly competitions, dance and circus workshops, intro sessions to various sports and other activities can be found at all sorts of festivals, even some that focus predominantly on cultural themes.

Festivals can open your eyes to many forms of art
Festivals can open your eyes to many forms of art

Festivals contribute to personal fulfillment

Festivals and events give you a chance to learn new things and fulfill your potential. Many of the themes explored at festivals allow participants to expand their knowledge and develop skills. Festivals can open your eyes to many forms of art, bring you on a trip back in time, introduce you to other cultures, teach you something new and provide rich experiences.

Festivals are a kind of social catalyst

Because they are able to bring people together, festivals and events serve an important social function and allow out-of-towners and locals to meet. All festivals, regardless of theme, size or location, share the core components of exchange, communication and social interaction.

Festivals promote local pride, a sense of belonging and social engagement

A local event is a source of pride, and festivals deliver benefits to the communities where they take place. Many festivals also do their part to promote social engagement by calling on the help of volunteers.

 

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