The Notting Hill Carnival

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Each year, during last days of August, London host one of the most popular European festivals around: the Notting Hill Carnival.

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The Notting Hill Carnival, which is considered the largest street festival in Europe, originated in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions.

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Since then, the Carnival has been taking place every August Bank Holiday weekend in the Notting Hill district in London.


This festival follows a Caribbean tradition of the early 19th century, which was, and still is, called the Trinidad. This was a celebration for the abolition of slavery and the slave trade.


The carnival was first started when some street bands paraded through Notting Hill attracting the attention of mostly people from the Caribbean, who thanks to the loud and happy tunes as well as colourful outfits worn by the musicians, felt at home.

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After that, every year until today the Caribbean community of Notting Hill has been organising parades to celebrate Carnival in Latino style. If you are based in Europe and you don’t have the chance to go to Rio to see the Brazilian Carnival, then definitely head up to London and experience the vibrant atmosphere filling up the streets of Notting Hill in late August!


By the way, the proper name for this aspect of the Carnival is Mas (derived from Masquerade).


The Golden Scope followed the Carnival celebrations held in Notting Hill and found them extremely fascinating, for this reason it decided to compile some shots capturing the best moments lived during the festival. Enjoy!

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