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Saturday, February 13th 2016, 6:03pm

Cultures and Traditions - [France]Carnaval de Nice

Hello gamers!

Today I want to share with you the explanation of an event that will run in France from 13th to 28th February.

Today is the beginning, this is the Nice Carnival!

The Nice Carnival (or in French - Carnaval de Nice) is the largest carnival in France and it is also one of the most famous in the world!

He is celebrated each winter, during the month of February in the city of Nice.

During two weeks there is a lot of festivities, it is an attraction that draws hundreds of thousands of people!

It represents about twenty tanks, maybe 300 'big heads' and chariots of flower parades fill the streets. There is also music groups from around the world who come bring their melodies in the parade!

Who organizes it?

Since 1996 this is the tourist office and the congress of Nice which organizes the carnival. Previously, it was a Festival Committee who was in charge since 1873.

Why carnival?

The carnival tradition takes us to the Middle Ages. The etymology of the word "carnival " the most common is "carne levare" which means" remove the flesh". At that time, people living in Nice, enjoyed a very rich and copious meal before fasting for 40 days according to the Catholic tradition of Lent.

The festive period "before fasting" was accompanied by many events: the balls, dances, farandoles, bonfires ...
The tradition was to make fun of everything and all at the expense of everyone, hidden behind masks.

The Carnival organizers have announced the theme for this year: Carnival King of Media, following the massacre at Charlie Hebdo with terrorist attacks in 2015.

Be curious and check out the many pictures available indicating "Nice Carnival or Carnaval de Nice" on your search engine!

I stop here this article, I hope that you are enjoyed with this sharing of "French event" and why not to come and see the Carnival yourself!

Nice games at all and joyful parades!


Original text by Yahzrog (Community Manager of Last Chaos and Kings and Legends )

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