I happened to be in London during the Notting Hill Carnival, which had been cancelled the previous 2 years due to Covid.
Fun. Loud. Fragrant with the smells of cooking barbecue.
I particularly like how ANYONE with any kind of body and any kind of costume is welcome to join in the parade. Very body positive.
Saturday is the family friendly parade. Plenty of activities for kids.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
No anger or violence that I could see. Of course there’s a large police presence — all very friendly.
… an annual Caribbean festival event that has taken place in London since 1965 … each August over two days (the August bank holiday Monday and the preceding Sunday).
It is led by members of the British Caribbean community, and attracts around two and a half million people annually, making it one of the world’s largest street festivals, and a significant event in British African Caribbean and British Indo-Caribbean culture. …
Everyone welcome. If I’d put on my make-up, costume and peacock headdress, I’d have fit right in. 😀
My only previous experience with Carnival was in Colonia, Uruguay in 2018.
related – Notting Hill carnival 2022 – in pictures