London New Year’s Day Parade

The London New Year’s Day Parade began in 1987 and has become one of Britain’s biggest parade events. This year over 10,000 people participated in the parade and it was broadcast live in many countries. though not Japan, I think.

On January 1st, it starts from The Ritz Hotel at 12 noon when Big Ben chimes 12 times, and finishes as Parliament Square.

Its focus is to celebrate the diversity of cultures within the British nationality, with participants wearing traditional costumes and playing music of their country of origin, along with other groups of vintage vehicles like old London buses and police cars.