With Crop-Over out of the way three weeks ago, many others around the world are now getting into their own carnivals, and one of the biggest internationally is Europe’s main street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival.
Earlier this week, up to a million people were said to have taken to the streets to participate in the event that features Caribbean culture, food, music and dance.
In its 49th year, the carnival began with a day for the children and ended on day two with thousands of adult revellers on the road enjoying the music of the region, including calypso, soca, reggae and lots more.
Thanks to Jonathan Milton and the UK’s Daily Mail, we bring you some of the images and creativity of the Notting Hill Carnival. On Monday of next week it will be the turn of North American revellers to strut their stuff at Labour Day Carnival in New York. (LB)