Flower parade - Carnival - French Riviera

Corso Lavandou 18 March, 2018 | Corso Bormes 25 February, 2018 | Cavalaire 10-11 February 2018 | La Londe April 2018 | Sainte-Maxime February 2018 | Nice Carnival February 17 to March 3, 2018 | Menton 85th Lemon Festival 17 February- 07 March 2018 | Mimosa parade La Napoule February 2018 | Grand Carnival Cogolin March, 2018

La Londe les Maures Carnival | April , 2018
Bormes-les-Mimosa Carnival | 25 February, 2018
Flower parade Lavandou | Nuit de Chine | 18 March, 2018
Nice Carnival | King of Space | February 17 to March 3, 2018
Carnival history and tradition
The flower carnival originates from Egypte and Greece. These countries coming from paganism used to celebrate respectively the Apis bull and the Bacchus bull, they were being immolated while people danced and were screaming of joy. Before that, a human victim replaced the bull. From 1420 the carnival consisted of a bull adorned of feather and dazzling objects and clothes, and a child, king of the butchers that was perched on its back. This practice was abolishes in 1790 and restored in 1805. After that, the king of the butchers was replaced by a float full of young girls wearing mythologycal ceremonials of Love (hence the Queen's float). Then the Corso got its inspiration from Italy with floats decorated by leaves and branches, pulled on the main street by participants allowed to make fun of the local key figures. From 1950 the corsos in the South became a tourist show with majorettes, bands, flower battles, paying stand, tractors, amusement rides... losing all their villager and religious roots....

Bailli de SuffrenAgnes Malecki

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Carte littoral varois Hyères les Palmiers La Londe les Maures Bormes les Mimosas Le Lavandou Le Rayol Canadel Cavalaire sur Mer La Croix Valmer Saint Tropez

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