Parades galore at carnival in Nice

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A float with a giant figure of Queen Elizabeth II parading through the crowd during the 136th Nice Carnival parade in France on Saturday. The carnival is traditionally held across a two-week span in Nice on the French Riviera every February, and is considered a major tourist event for the city. The carnival tradition dates back to the Middle Ages, according to its official website. This year's event features 17 cinema-themed floats and a series of parades that will see a spectacular display of lights, flowers, musical bands and other visual entertainment.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 17, 2020, with the headline 'Parades galore at carnival in Nice'. Print Edition | Subscribe