Nice Carnival

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Floats at the 2010 Nice carnival.

The Nice Carnival is one of the world's major carnival events, alongside the Brazilian Carnival and Venetian Carnival. It is held annually in February in Nice on the French Riviera.

The earliest records establish its existence in 1294 when the Count of Provence, Charles Anjou, spent "the joyous days of carnival". This probably makes the Nice Carnival the original carnival celebration.

Today the event attracts over a million visitors to Nice every year. The Carnival spans a two-week period with the final day on Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday).

The 2014 theme will be The King of Gastronomy.[1]


  1. ^ "The Theme". Carnival 2014 Nice. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 

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