One of these events is the Carnaval, which is still celebrated in Italy, Québec, and Brazil, among many other places.
Province of Québec Flag--as an officially francophone region of Canada, this flag is related to the older cross flag of France.
While it's appropriate to use it in Québec, if you're visiting Haiti, Belgium or parts of Africa that still speak French, they'll find your response très gauche, (very crude) as will people in France.
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