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On the last weekend in August, London is the (hier:Schauplatz) scene of a very spectacular (Ereignis) event – the Notting Hill Carnival. In 2004, the world’s second largest carnival parade is celebrating its 40th (Jahrestag) anniversary.
hier: Ursprünge) roots of Carribean carnival (hier: gehen zurück) date back to the year 1833 (hier: als) when the (Gesetz zur Abschaffung der Sklaverei) Abolition of Slavery Act was (announce = bekannt geben) announced in Trinidad. Celebrating their freedom, the black people of Trinidad (gingen auf die Straßen) took to the streets and had a great party with music and dance. The Carribean carnival was born.
(hier: als) When in the 1950s a huge number of West Indian immigrants came to London, they also brought their traditions and music. (bedroht / betroffen von) Faced with (Rassismus, Fremdenfeindlichkeit) racism and (Arbeitslosigkeit) unemployment, those immigrants dreamt of having a festival that would bring together the people from the Notting Hill area. So dances and other musical events were organised in North London. At the beginning, those events (take place = stattfinden) took place in various halls, but in 1964 the first street festival took place in Notting Hill. It was a great (Erfolg) success, so the parade took place year after year (anlocken, anziehen) attracting (immer mehr) ever more (Teilnehmer) participants and (Zuschauer) spectators.
The Notting Hill Carnival now takes place on three (aufeinander folgend) successive days (Saturday to Monday). It (ist geworden) has become a (hier: richtiges, wahres) true multi-cultural event and (jeder kann gerne) everyone is welcome to (teilnehmen, mitmachen) participate.
Tolle Fotos (inkl. E-Cards, Screensaver) und weitere Informationen zum Notting Hill Carnival: www.nottinghillcarnival.org.uk