lady cheril
on June 9, 2014 332 views
NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL/EUROPEAN PARADE CULTURE 2
Notting Hill district Host Nothing Hill Annual Carnival. And Notting Hill district is a cosmopolitan Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in central London. Apart from being popular for Notting Hill Carnival, it also known as home of Portobello Road Market.

Notting hill carnival, in general, is the biggest Caribbean festival commemoration of its sort in Europe. It is held each year in August since 1966. It brings about 20 miles of lives, colors etc, to the avenues of West London every year. It is usually characterized by: colorful costumes encircle over 40 stagnant sound arrangements, numerous Caribbean food stalls, amazing floats and the reverberation of the conventional steel drum bands parties, more than 40,000 volunteers, and greater than 1million Notting Hill celebration revelers.

Historically, it is said to have started as a local fair by the local West Indians of the Notting Hill. Nowadays, it has become a vigorous Caribbean carnival, catching the attention of millions of tourists from all over the globe. The sequence of the event is usually as follows: steel band competition on Saturday, children’s Day on Sunday and the foremost parade on Monday.

The procession usually starts at Great Western Road, after which it winds its way through the length of Chepstow Road, then to Westbourne Grove and finally ends at Ladbroke Grove. After parades, the festival is concluded with lots of after parties in Nothing Hill at different locations. The Carnival is unquestionably the London’s most exhilarating annual happening.

FOR FURTHER READING:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd269Bja8iI
http://www.carnaval2010.org/europe/the-notting-hill-carnival/
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