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This year, Luton International Carnival was due to major part of Luton's celebrations of VE Day 75th Anniversary with the theme of 'Give Peace A Chance'. VE Day stands for 'Victory in Europe Day'. 75 years ago on 8 May 1945, the UK Prime Minister announced via the radio that the war was over as Germany had surrendered.

 

Huge crowds gathered in the streets, celebrating victory with dancing, street parties and singing. Bunting was hung around the streets and villages, and the 8th May was declared a public holiday.

Although we cannot all be together in the streets celebrating peace, due to the coronavirus, we can still celebrate the occasion together in our own carnival style!

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