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The Notting Hill Carnival

(London, England)

is Europe’s largest street festival.

Started in 1964 by  London’s Afro-Caribbean community

in recognition and in celebration of its rich cultural heritage,

the festival offers all:

mouth-watering Caribbean cuisine

live music from reggae and salsa bands

a pumping party atmosphere

and the jewel in the crown-

The Notting Hill Carnival Parade

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Performers parade past the judges position at the start of the Notting Hill

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The parade is a visual delight with

decorative floats

glittering, colourful costumes

and the streets lined with spectators

as far as the eye can see.

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The music is blasting and the energy is electric!

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The Notting Hill Parade

When:  Monday, 25 August 2014

Start time 10 a.m. from Great Western Road, London