Caribbean Carnival in New York

Caribbean Carnival in New York

Categories: Holidays and Festivals | North America

Every year in early September, the streets of New York become like Rio de Janeiro during the famous carnival. This is how the West Indian Day Parade, or Caribbean parade, is held, which attracts representatives from all over the Caribbean. Watch the colorful procession of participants in the Caribbean Carnival in New York.

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Caribbean Carnival in New York

Caribbean Carnival in New York

1. Every year on the first Monday in September - American Labor Day - the Caribbean Parade takes place in Brooklyn. This event usually gathers from one to three million people. (Photo: ERIC THAYER / REUTERS)

Caribbean Carnival in New York

2. A costumed parade takes place along Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights in Brooklyn. The entire route is over three kilometers long. (Photo: ERIC THAYER / REUTERS)

Caribbean Carnival in New York

3. Representatives from various Caribbean countries, including Barbados, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, and Grenada take part in the festive procession. There are also dancers from South America. (Photo: ERIC THAYER / REUTERS)

Caribbean Carnival in New York

4. The parade is the largest event in the rich program of the Caribbean Festival, which has traditionally been held for several decades on the first Monday of September in New York. (Photo: ERIC THAYER / REUTERS)

Caribbean Carnival in New York

5. The Caribbean Festival in New York is a longstanding tradition that dates back to 1920, when the first such parade took place in Harlem. (Photo: MARK LENNIHAN / AP)

Caribbean Carnival in New York

6. During the Caribbean holiday, the streets of Brooklyn turn into Rio - the parade is very reminiscent of the Brazilian carnival. (Photo: TINA FINEBERG / AP)

Caribbean Carnival in New York

7. The participants of the holiday did not disappoint this year either - the streets of New York on September 1 looked like the Brazilian capital during the carnival. (Photo: ERIC THAYER / REUTERS)

Caribbean Carnival in New York

8. Pictured: Esther Morgan of Grenada at the Caribbean Parade in New York, September 1, 2014. (Photo: MARK LENNIHAN / AP)

Caribbean Carnival in New York

9. Children can also take part in the parade. This day for them is an opportunity not only to dress up in colorful exotic costumes, but also to demonstrate their roots. In the photo: 9-year-old Lourdes Sanna McNally. (Photo: TINA FINEBERG / AP)

Caribbean Carnival in New York

10. The holiday also has critics who believe that in recent years the parade has become an increasingly dangerous event. In addition to fights and violations of the order during the processions, there were also tragedies: death as a result of a gunshot wound and stabbing. (Photo: ERIC THAYER / REUTERS)

Caribbean Carnival in New York

11. Participants of the Caribbean Parade in New York, September 1, 2014. (Photo: ERIC THAYER / REUTERS)

Caribbean Carnival in New York

12. Shortly before the start of the parade: participants in colorful costumes in the subway. (Photo: ERIC THAYER / REUTERS)

Caribbean Carnival in New York

13. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio took part in the Caribbean Parade with his family: wife Chirlane McCray and children: Chiara and Dante. (Photo: MARK LENNIHAN / AP)

Caribbean Carnival in New York

14. Dancer at the West Indian Day Parade in New York. (Photo: MARK LENNIHAN / AP)

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