Today it's Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday / Shrove Tuesday.
It's also called Pancake Tuesday.
For Catholics, it's just a merry making before Lent.
From Ash Wednesday onwards they fast for 40 days ie before Easter.
There are carvinal celebrations all over Europe, New Orleans & Rio.
Carnaval de Nice is an important event in the French Riviera.
This year "Nice" is celebrating it's 130 th carnival .
The carnival processions will go along the Promenade des Anglais.