January 02, 2010
Cape minstrel – Flickr pic of the day
The Cape Minstrel Carnival or Kaapse Klopse is Cape Town’s longest-running street party – and the festivities last for the entire month of January.
Every year, the Cape minstrels bring in the new year with a bang, parading through the city centre in bright costumes, wearing hats, waving parasols, singing and dancing.
Don’t miss South Africa’s answer to the New Orleans Mardi Gras – head down to the city centre today and catch the colourful march by the minstrel troupes. The march starts at 11h00 and ends at approximately 22h00.
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Image © Clarissa de Wet 2009