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 hosted SummerOlympics on more occasions than the UK. No city in the UK has hosted the WinterOlympic 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 theThe London International Mime Festival1987. parade took place was The parade was renamed in The London International Mime . 2000 as the Millennium Parade 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
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 MARC known as "Spring Festival". HSt 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
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 London Marathon Cambridge Boat Race is a truly historic occasion The London Marathon is started from 1829. 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
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 JUNE show in the United Kingdom .City 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
JULYGreenwich + Docklands FestivalThe annual Greenwich +Docklands InternationalFestival is an extendedMidsummer weekend ofravishing free outdoorperformances from majorinternational companies,and pioneering new workfrom UK artists . TheGreenwich and DocklandsFestival presents a freeprogram of outdoorperformances andexciting streetentertainment . It is one ofLondon’s mostspectacular 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 onCoin Street Festival Notting Hill, the streets of Royal Borough of The Coin Street Festival , Kensington and Chelsea takes place each August. London, UK 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
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 theThe London Film Festival successors. 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
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,Lord member of the Gunpowder Plot, a Mayors Show was arrested. 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
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-singing program,performed by different groups raising money forvoluntary or charitable organizations . The treeremains until just before the Twelfth Night ofChristmas. The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree istypically a 50- to 60-year-old Norway spruce,generally over 20 meters tall.
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