Olympics In London London has hosted the Olympic Games on past two occasions , in1908 and 1948, with a third scheduled for 2012. The planned 2012 SummerOlympics will make London the first city to have hosted the modern Games ofthree Olympiads. London is the only city in the United Kingdom to have everhosted the Olympics; the United States is the only country to have hostedSummer Olympics on more occasions than the UK. No city in the UK has hostedthe Winter Olympic Games. 2012 Summer Olympics The 2012 Summer Olympics are planned to take place between 27 July 2012 and 12 August 2012. The London 2012 Olympic bid was announced as the winner of the bidding process on 6 July 2005. The planning for the Games is still ongoing, with many announcements and developments taking place.
Cultures of LondonLondon has a rich cultural heritage.Many colorful, vibrant, and joyfulfestivals are celebrated by the peopleof London. London is widely believedto be the culture capital of the world.London is also home to notablecultural attractions such as theBritish Museum, the Tate Galleries,the National Gallery, the Notting HillCarnival and The O2.A variety oflandmarks and objects are culturalicons associated with London, such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace andthe tube map.
Festivals JANUARYNew Years Day Parade The New Years Day Parade is a parade of 10,000 performers from all around the world through the streets of the West End of London from Parliament Square to Piccadilly, which takes place annually on 1 January . The first year the parade took place was 1987. The parade was renamed in 2000 as the Millennium Parade .The London International Mime Festival The London International Mime Festival is an annual festival of contemporary visual theatre which takes place every January . LIMF features live art, new circus, clown, object and physical theatre at various central London venues. It was established in 1977 and it is the longest running event of its kind in the world
FEBRUARYChinese New Year Festival The Chinese New Year festival to mark the start of the Chinese New Year, the date varies from late January to mid-February . The Chinese New Year is often referred to as the "Lunar New Year ". In China, it is known as "Spring Festival". MARCHSt Patricks Day Parade The Parade is in commemoration of St Patrick where bands from the UK, Ireland and USA, community groups, and others take to the streets of central London for a spectacular march. Saint Patricks Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. The tradition came about at the instigation of the Irish Protestant organization.
APRILOxford and Cambridge Boat Race Cambridge and Oxford University boat clubs race annually each Spring on the Thames river along 4.25 miles. The event is very popular, not only with the alumni of the universities also with rowers in general and the public who wants participate . The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is a truly historic occasion started from 1829. London Marathon The London Marathon is the second largest marathon race . The race is along a course of 42.195 km (26 miles and 385 yards). Runners stretches from Greenwich Park and Black Heath to the Buckingham Palace Mall. It has a $1 million prize purse. It has been held each spring in London since 1981.
MAYThe Chelsea Flower Show The Chelsea Flower Show, formally known as the Great Spring Show, is a garden show held for five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London. The show is the most famous flower show in the United Kingdom . JUNECity of London Festival The City of London Festival is an annual arts festival that takes place in the City of London, England, over two to three weeks in June and July. The Festival is strongly geared towards classical music, but also offers a program that includes jazz, world music, opera, film screenings, lectures and guided tours
JULYGreenwich + Docklands FestivalThe annual Greenwich + DocklandsInternational Festival is an extendedMidsummer weekend of ravishing freeoutdoor performances from majorinternational companies, andpioneering new work from UK artists .The Greenwich and DocklandsFestival presents a free program ofoutdoor performances and excitingstreet entertainment . It is one ofLondon’s most spectacular open airtheatre events.
AUGUSTNotting Hill Carnival The Notting Hill Carnival is a large street festival and celebration of the Caribbean culture, with parades of costumed dancers and colorfully decorated floats. The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event which since 1964 has taken place on the streets of Notting Hill, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea , London, UK each August.Coin Street Festival The Coin Street Festival takes place at Coin Street and celebrates the co- operation in its many forms and is held on the South Bank between the National Theatre and Tate Modern. This festival is adopted from a Turkish tradition. During the festival, South Bank will be alive with various activities .
OCTOBERPearly Kings And Queens Festival Henry Croft started the tradition of sewing buttons on clothes back in 1875 so he could draw attention to himself to raise money for charities . The clothes have often been passed down the generations of Pearly Families or are remade by the successors.The London Film Festival The BFI London Film Festival is the UKs largest public film event, screening more than 300 features, documentaries and shorts from almost 50 countries. The festival, runs every year in the second half of October under the umbrella of the British Film Institute. The Festival showcases the best of world cinema to champion creativity, originality, vision and imagination, and presents the finest contemporary international cinema.
NOVEMBERThe London to Brighton Veteran Car Run The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is the longest-running motoring event in the world. The first run was in 1896, and has taken place most years since then. To qualify, the cars must have been built before 1905.Guy Fawkes Night Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in England. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested.Lord Mayors Show The Lord Mayors Show is one of the longest established and best known annual events in London which dates back to 1535.A new Lord Mayor is appointed every year and the public parade reflects his inauguration. The event is a street parade which in its modern form is a fairly light- hearted combination of tradition.
DECEMBERThe Trafalgar square Christmas treeThe Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is the namefor the famous Christmas tree donated to thepeople of London by the city of Oslo each yearsince 1947.The tree is prominently displayed inTrafalgar Square during the Christmas season. Thetree has provided a central focus for the TrafalgarSquare traditional carol-singingprogram, performed by different groups raisingmoney for voluntary or charitable organizations .The tree remains until just before the TwelfthNight of Christmas. The Trafalgar SquareChristmas tree is typically a 50- to 60-year-oldNorway spruce, generally over 20 meters tall.
Presentation Done By Vanditha Vijayakumar Class : VII FChrist Nagar English HrSec School