Harbin International Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival

Ice festival

Question: The famous Harbin Ice Festival is organized in which country?
(a) Switzerland
(b) Denmark
(c) Russia
(d) China
Answer: (d)
Related facts:

  • The 35th edition of famous Harbin International Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival in China started on January 5th, 2019.The theme of the event is “20-year Grand Ceremony & Review”.
  • This is a month long festival featuring over 100 activities featuring nearly 100 programs, events & activities for ice and snow tourism, culture, fashion, trade and sports. This festival is said to be the largest ice and snow festival in the world. This festival began in 1963.
  • There are various snow sculptures erected in an area of 10 hectare on the frozen Songhua River.
  • Harbin is the capital of Heilongjiang province, and is the largest city in the northeastern region of the People’s Republic of China. Harbin receives heavy snowfall as well as severe winter and it is heralded as the Ice City for its well-known winter tourism and recreations.

Links:
http://www.harbinice.com/fact-v43-the-35th-harbin-ice-and-snow-festival-2019.html
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-01/05/c_137722267.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harbin_International_Ice_and_Snow_Sculpture_Festival

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