When you talk about London, you are basically mentioning a city of cultures. Now, you have an opportunity to be a part of carnival of Caribbean culture in multicultural London.
Why is the festival that imperative?
Firstly, the significance of this particular event is increased as it is linked to Caribbean culture. Secondly, it is the biggest street festival one can think about. Also, this time around the carnival would be 49 years old which means the idea of such carnival has been around from a long time. Furthermore, over million people are expected to come in this two day carnival which would start on Sunday, 25th of August and would end on Monday, the 26th. People can enjoy the food, dance and music of Caribbean culture in this special festival.
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What was so unique about the starting of the carnival?
The carnival started at Great Western Road. Initially, the fairies came from the Kinetika Bloco charity wearing pink, green and white dresses to dance on the songs like The Clash’s Rock. One should admire the way the carnival started for children to tell them how blessed the earth is with the existence of children.
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Are there any security issues?
Nearly, 111 people were arrested because of drugs or else some were carrying the weapons one should not carry in public. In addition, on 25th of August there were 6,000 policemen on duty. Although, Monday is bank holiday even after that 7,000 policemen would be around to make sure London is safe and is not in any trouble.
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As a final point, one must understand how vital such carnivals are to make the cultural breathable. With the passage of time, the beauty of different cultures is dying and we must put an effort to restore the lost cultures by enjoying such carnivals.