Carnival is one of the oldest celebrations around the world, being celebrated in a large part of the world. Each of the countries has its own way of celebrating carnival, either for historical references, cultural demonstrations or simply as a means of entertainment.
Despite being one of the few countries that does not officially celebrate carnivals, the United Kingdom has incorporated some cultural, Caribbean or Latin American carnival events in some of its cities.
The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual celebration that has taken place in the city of London since 1966 every August for two days. The celebration is run by members of the British West Indian community and is currently consideredthe largest street festival in the world.
The Bishop's Stortford Carnival is a celebration held every year in which sentiment for the town and its citizens is extolled. The celebration includes all people regardless of gender or age, as it is a celebration by and for the citizens of Bishop's Stortford, who have taken it upon themselves to build a friendly relationship between residents and neighbors.
The Woodley Carnival is an annual celebration held in Woodley, United Kingdom. The carnivals aim to develop social bonds between the inhabitants of the area through a host of events such as concerts, live entertainment, fairs, dances and of course, the Grand Carnival Parade.
The Aldeburgh Carnival is a celebration with a long tradition that lasts 3 days and takes place every year. It is recognized for having carnival themes directed towards the development of the family. In fact, it has been awarded the Norfolk & Suffolk Family Tourism Event winner of the year 2018.
The Northampton Carnival is an event that takes place every year in the city of Northampton and has been constantly growing and developing. Year after year, the Northampton Carnival attracts a large audience, as it is one of the largest summer events in the city.
The Whitley Bay Carnival is a celebration held each year when various artists are brought together along with the community to showcase the best of this seaside town during the festive weekend at the end of May.
The Leicester Caribbean Carnival is an annual celebration held since 1985 in Leicester. This festival celebrates Caribbean culture with an explosion of color and traditional Caribbean music such as soca, reggae and urban music.
The Preston Caribbean Carnival is an annual event celebrating the extravagant and creative Caribbean culture within the city. The celebration features a procession in which people of all ages and communities join together, filling the city with a variety of colors, extravagant costumes, Caribbean music and rhythmic dancing.
The Bridgwater Carnival is an annual celebration with a parade of illuminated floats that tours several towns during the carnival season. This carnival dates back to the time of The Gunpowder Plot in 1605.
The Luton International Carnival is a major celebration in Luton, Bedfordshire. The carnival is made possible by the work of Luton Borough Council and is artistically produced by UK Centre for Carnival Arts, located in the same town.