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Jan 1st 2013, 00:00

from District Six to the city centre

2nd NEW YEAR MINISTRELS @ District Six


Article date: Nov 23rd 2012, 13:44

1–2 Jan Dating back almost 200 years, Tweede Nuwe Jaar, or the Cape Minstrel Carnival, is Cape Town’s longest-running street party, tracing back to old slave traditions during the days of the Cape Colony. Historically celebrated on January 2, the one day Cape slaves were given off every year, the carnival is still marked today, typically on January 1, by merrymaking, music and a parade: performers from local communities, dressed as minstrels and waving parasols, dance and sing their way from Zonnebloem, formerly District Six, through the city centre.


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