Nice attracts travelers not only by its unique sights, but also by unforgettable national holidays. Each May the residents of the city celebrate a holiday called "The Return of Spring". Every Sunday the main streets and squares of the city become the location of costume balls, musical concerts and performances. Carnival of colors is celebrated just before the beginning of the Catholic Lent. This is one of the most striking and fascinating holidays in the world. The Promenade des Anglais is the main venue of the festival. Early in the morning the street is decorated by beautiful flower arrangements. The facades of historic buildings are decorated with garlands of fragrant buds, so the promenade is transformed into a fabulous flower garden.
The second half of February is the time for another colorful carnival, which is also known as one of the most popular and oldest festivals. For the first time the holiday was celebrated by local residents far back in 1294, when one of the famous earls decided to have some fun and organized a sumptuous feast. The royal celebration was so magnificent, that it quickly spread over the city. Since then, in the memory of that remarkable event, each year the residents of the city organize a series of beautiful balls. If you visit this holiday, you will become a witness of entertaining performances of actors and musicians. The holiday is ended with fireworks.
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