Event Name : Notting Hill Carnival
Start Date: 28 August 2016
End Date: 30 August 2016
Venue : London, UK
The Notting Hill Carnival is the biggest festival in Europe and came into existence in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to rejoice their own cultures as well as traditions. The Notting hill Carnival will be celebrated in August month of every year in London. In Notting Hill Carnival, we can enjoy with an array of sounds, colorful sights and social cohesion.
The Notting Hill Carnival was celebrated on the roots of the Notting Hill for the abolition of slavery. The very first carnival was an endeavor to showcase the steel band musicians. When the bands paraded all through the streets of Notting Hill, they drew black inhabitants out on to the streets, remembering them the Caribbean homes they had left behind.
Though the Notting Hill carnival has seen some problems in the past, it is a rather safe event at present. Aside from carnival weekend, Notting Hill is a rather calm area for most of the year. Theexemption to this is Saturdays when Portobello Market is crowded with audience hunting all the way through antiques market.
During abolition of slavery, Trinidadians used to perform some parody songs and dances in the streets of Notting Hill. Dressing up in dresses that diversed the European fashions of Caribbean earlier masters, even whitening their faces with flour and wearing white masks. They are the trend setters of today’s Notting Hill Carnival costumes. The proper name for this feature of the Carnival is Mas which was acquired from Masquerade.
Venue Name: Notting Hill
Address: Notting Hill, Chepstow Rd, Westbourne Grove, Ladbroke Grove, W11 1HT