Carnaval on Aruba is the biggest party of the year. The whole month of February their are various parties going on on the island. The largest carnival parade is the Grand Parade through Oranjestad, held on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. This parade is filled with music and luxurious floats and costumes in various designs and decorated with a wide variety of colorful stones and feathers, creating a unique display. Aruba’s main event starts at 12PM in Oranjestad and continues into the evening hours. This is the largest and longest of all the Aruba Carnival parades with the most spectators and participants. The midnight burning of King Momo, a life-size effigy of the spirit of Aruba’s Carnival, signals the end of the season.