Throughout its history Limassol was known as the city of fun and entertainment. One of the brightest annual events is definitely the Carnival. Carnival begins 10 days before the Lent, or 50 days before Orthodox Easter, on the Thursday of Kreatini (Meat Week, as it is the last week for eating meat before the Lent). Festivities start with the Carnival King entering the city, decorated for the occasion. On Sunday the youngest participate in the Children’s Parade and then the Serenade shows become the focus of the event. During the 10-day Carnival period many hotels and clubs organize fancy-dress parties. The Sunday of the second week of the festivities is the climax of the Carnival when the Grand Carnival Parade takes place with colourful floats and groups of fancy-dressed people, singing and dancing.