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March 17, 2013

Cape Town Carnival 2013: Photos

This colourful representation of the Mantis and the Moon was just one of the floats at the Cape Town Carnival. Photo by Fazielah Williams

The fourth annual Cape Town Carnival once again had the streets of the Mother City awash in colour, festivities and entertainment when it was held on Saturday 16 March, 2013.

As the colourful procession made its way along the popular Fan Walk in chic Green Point, carnival spectators were delighted by the sight of imaginatively designed floats and flamboyantly dressed dancers at this free public event.

This year’s theme was "African Legends" – which was interpreted in floats including the Flying Dutchman, the Spirit of the Zambezi and the Mantis and the Moon, among others.

In addition to the parade, there was loads of live entertainment. Acts like Idols South Africa runner-up Lloyd Cele, and South African Music Awards winner Claire Phillips ensured the crowd was dancing until the early hours of Sunday morning.

All in all, the Cape Town Carnival, which is traditionally one of the main annual events on Cape Town’s social calendar, was a great success, and attracted thousands of spectators.

Here are a few images of the 2013 Cape Town Carnival:

Traditional dancers at the Cape Town Carnival. Photo courtesy of Clarence Watts

This float, depicting the legend of the water snake spirit of the Zambezi River, was a hit with Cape Town Carnival specators. Photo by Fazielah Williams

Spectators came dressed to party at the Cape Town Carnival on the Fan Walk. Photo courtesy of Lizette Shaw

A spooky but imaginative representation of what truly happened aboard the Cape's most famous shipwreck, The Flying Dutchman. Photo by Fazielah Williams

For more information about the Cape Town Carnival, please visit www.capetowncarnival.com, join the carnival's Facebook fanpage or follow the conversation on Twitter.

 

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