London in the colors of the traditional Notting Hill Caribbean Festival

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This year’s edition marks the 75th anniversary of the landing of the liner Windrush, aboard which many Caribbean people came to help rebuild the country after the Second World War.

Like every year, at the end of August, London puts on the colors of the Caribbean festival in Notting Hill.

Born after the 1958 race riots in the western district of the English capital, the event now brings together Londoners and tourists, music and street food lovers.

This year’s edition marks the 75th anniversary of the landing of the liner Windrush, aboard which many Caribbean people disembarked in London.

The “Windrush generation” left a strong imprint on the United Kingdom when, at the end of the Second World War, the country, badly damaged by Nazi bombing, asked its colonies to help it rebuild, in exchange jobs and a new life.

In a statement, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, stressed that “Notting Hill Carnival is one of the biggest street festivals in the world and part of the fabric of our city”.

This article is originally published on fr.euronews.com

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