Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2013 Report
As you would expect from such an inspiring theme the procession floats where adorned with colour and the dance troops creatively styled to echo the theme.
The Leicester Caribbean Carnival is held on the first Saturday in August to coincide with the anniversary of the emancipation from slavery and attracts crowds in excess of 25,000, who flock to Leicester to take in the parade’s colour and tropical splendor making it one of The East Midlands biggest annual events.
This years parade was opened by Leicester’s Lord Mayor Mustaf Kamal and after an inspiring speech to mark the special occasion the procession took off from the Demontfort Hall entrance of the Victoria Park.
The phenomenal Carnival parade with its jaw-dropping costumes and infectious reggae and soca music rhythms then made its way along Granville Road down London Road into Leicesters City Center where it amazed on lookers and generated some of the biggest carnival crowds ever seen.
For those who decided not to follow the parade, Victoria Park was full of stalls selling delicious food of all ethnic persuasions. There was also a fairground and sound systems Junior Blues and Viking Sound System played some of their best tunes and except for a small shower of rain later in the afternoon, the carnival celebrations went without a hitch and another memorable occasion was magically created.