The Mardi Gras in Sydney (Australia) is organized every February annually since 1978 for three weeks. It’s one of the largest pride festivals. During this time there is more than eighty events. The Mardi Gras Festival Parade was with 9500 participants, 134 floats and 300,000 spectators in 2009 the biggest event of its kind in the world. Participants are often dressed up and dance to the music of the float a choreography; different social groups such as Surf Lifesaver or professional groups such as police officers take part in the parade in their workwear.