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January 06, 2012

Cape Minstrel Carnival 2012 – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

The Cape Minstrel Carnival also known as Tweede Nuwe Jaar (“Second New Year”) is a colourful celebration of Cape history and sees minstrels, dancers and marching bands performing on the streets of Cape Town. Our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group members coda and snapclicktripod attended the carnival. 

Says Damien (coda), “I took a walk down to Wale Street to catch some of the carnival. There were people everywhere all along the route, down side streets, on balconies. Restaurants and bars smart enough to be open were buzzing, and Long Street was exceptionally busy with a very festive vibe! I watched the parade for an hour and it was very entertaining; the energy in particular was highly addictive.

I was expecting a more continuous parade of troupes rather than the controlled start/stop which broke the momentum and made it tiring as a spectator, but overall it was a really enjoyable experience, and one that the Mother City and its people should continue to nurture and support.

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