Tweede Nuwe Jaar – 2 January 2013

The minstrel parade is an annual celebration which harks back to the mid-19th century. It was started by slaves -- who traditionally received a day's holiday on January 2 -- and has been maintained through the decades. 70 troupes wearing brightly coloured sequinned satin suits, their faces painted, their stringed instruments tuned and brass instruments shining to perfection participated in their joyful march through the streets of the Cape Town's city centre.