East Hoathly Carnival

The East Hoathly & Halland Carnival grew out of village celebrations of Armistice Day in 1918. Nowadays, it functions similarly to the Bonfire Societies of other Sussex towns and villages; but rather than commemorating Guy Fawkes’ Night and the Protestant martyrs, the East Hoathly & Halland Carnival honours the fallen of the two World Wars.

Carnival is held on the eve of Remembrance Sunday with a spectacular torchlight parade, inaugurated by the Last Post and one minute’s silence, followed by a bonfire and a spectacular firework display.