A flower seller poses with flowers at  the Adderley Street Flower Market in the Cape Town CBD

A flower seller poses with flowers at the Adderley Street Flower Market in the Cape Town CBD

Kaapse Klopse or  (Cape Town Minstrel Carnival) participants in Cape Town, South Africa

Kaapse Klopse or (Cape Town Minstrel Carnival) participants in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Minstrels, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town

Cape Minstrels, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town

Cape Town Minstrels. The most spectacular Parade. Such a shame we only see them 1 day in a Year.

Cape Town Minstrels. The most spectacular Parade. Such a shame we only see them 1 day in a Year.

The Kaapse Klopse (or simply Klopse) is a minstrel festival that takes place annually on 2 January, in Cape Town, South Africa. As many as 13,000 minstrels take to the streets garbed in bright colours, either carrying colourful umbrellas or playing an array of musical instruments. The minstrels are grouped into klopse ("clubs" in Cape Dutch, but more accurately translated as troupes in English). Participants are typically from Afrikaans-speaking working class "coloured" families.

The Kaapse Klopse (or simply Klopse) is a minstrel festival that takes place annually on 2 January, in Cape Town, South Africa. As many as 13,000 minstrels take to the streets garbed in bright colours, either carrying colourful umbrellas or playing an array of musical instruments. The minstrels are grouped into klopse ("clubs" in Cape Dutch, but more accurately translated as troupes in English). Participants are typically from Afrikaans-speaking working class "coloured" families.

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