The Carnaval del Pueblo festival is a free annual event is organised by
the various Latin American communities in London, with assistance from the Mayor
of London. It is the largest Latin American festival in Europe.
This year's event will take place on Sunday 19 August 2012.
The pictures below were taken during the 2006 festival.
In previous years the procession assembled in Potter's Field Park (next to Tower
Bridge and City Hall), but in recent years it has started in Elephant Road,
near Elephant and Castle Tube station.
The colourful costumes are inspired by local festivals or traditions:
The flags of the various Latin American nations are displayed proudly:
Let there be music and dance:
A few Latin American animals are also represented in the procession:
In the heat of a summer's day these men overheat, but there's no such problem
for these ladies:
Once the procession large crowds gather in Burgess Park to enjoy the stalls and
entertainment on the stages:
Dancing is not only for the stage, but also for members of the audience:
Events in August: Ideas/Events/August
Concerts in the UK: Life/Entertainment/Concerts
Dance in the UK: Life/Entertainment/Dance
Notting Hill Carnival: Ideas/Album/NottingHillCarnival
Photos from other UK festivals: Ideas/Album
Introduction to this website in Spanish: Introduction/Spanish
Introduction to this website in Portuguese: Introduction/Portuguese
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