Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Kaapse Klopse

Today is the kick off for the annual Kaapse Klopse; the new years celebration of the coloured people in Cape Town that dates back hundreds of years ago. Organised in bands and dressed in colorful satin outfits they march through the streets. It takes thousands of people months of practicing to put on this event. Fortunately for them it is not a once off event. The KK will continue till February.
And as the pictures will show you, its a party for the whole family. At least, if you are on time to get a good spot or when you can climb high enough!


Blogger Parag said...

The carnival has its roots in the creole culture that formed at the Cape over hundreds of years from the interaction and intermingling of indigenous African groups, European settlers, Muslim slaves from the Indonesian archipelago, and people from a variety of other backgrounds.
Kaapse klopse costumes

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