Big historical parade in the south France

Nice carnival had started since 1294, and is one of oldest in the world. It lasts for about 2 weeks from mid February to the end of the first week of March. Not only entertainers but also spectators excite together at this joyful event. They keep marching until the peak of day "Mardi Gras".
Nice Carnival begins with the arrival of the carnival king in his Corso Carnavalesque (Carnival Procession) in the Place Massena. Around 20 floats take the theme of the year with giant puppets (called grosses tetes or big heads), and 1,000 musicians, street artists and dancers from all around the world. The King takes the keys of the city and declares his brief reign of extravagance and excess.
On the last night, King Carnival is burnt. Then there’s a gigantic firework is launched and brights up the night sky to music over the Baie des Anges.