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Friday, 1 February 2008

NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL


Hi everybody!

Perhaps some of you like carnival celebrations and have planned some funny costumes for this weekend.

Here you are some information and a video about the biggest carnnival celebration in London: Notting Hill carnival. Unlike our carnival party Notting Hill takes place in August which is, in my opinion, a perfect time to dress up as whatever you like.

Have fun whether with or without fancy dresses!

The Notting Hill Carnival is an explosion of fun and culture. Nowadays, every year at the end of August up to two million people pass through the streets of west London. It is one of Europe’s largest festivals.

This festival was created by Caribbean immigrants in the 1950’s to bring peace after extremely violent situations. The Carnival helped transform negativity and today all nationalities live in harmony in the Notting Hill area.

Notting Hill Carnival officially starts on Saturday 27th with the national music competition ‘Panorama’. Sunday is traditionally the kids Carnival and on Carnival Monday people celebrate this festival on the streets of West London until 9 pm. Then, the party continues at night in clubs and bars throughout London.

The most important elements in Notting Hill Carnival are costumes and music. People hear and dance Calypso, Soca, the Static Sound Systems, the Masquerade bands and Steelpan.



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