The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual Caribbean Carnival event that has taken place in London since 1966 on the streets of the Notting Hill area of Kensington, each August over two days (the August bank holiday Monday and the preceding Sunday).

It is led by members of the British Caribbean community, and attracts around two and a half million people annually, making it one of the world’s largest street festivals, and a significant event in British African Caribbean and British Indo-Caribbean culture. In 2006, the UK public voted it onto a list of icons of England.

The first day of this year’s festival saw revelers celebrating the ‘J’ouvert’ – a Caribbean tradition that marks the “opening of the day” and the start of Notting Hill Carnival. And partygoers in equally bright outfits began flooding to the area early this morning to get the festival back underway on Bank Holiday Monday. Floats blared music as partygoers made their way through London to enjoy a breathtaking celebration of food and music. The annual festival is building to its climax, with DJs promising an even better party than the first day.

Attendees were seen having a blast atop floats followed by feathered bands dancing to the beat in the sunshine. Multiple dancers were seen showing off flamboyant dresses complete with full wings as they swayed to the beat of the drums. Energetic performers on stilts wowed onlookers as they put on an incredible show.

It is free to watch the parades, as well as visiting the live stages, stalls and sound systems that are a focal point of the carnival.

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