The Cape Minstrels (also known as the Kaapse Klopse) take over the streets of the Mother City each year for the annual and historic Second New Year Street Parade, a colourful procession also known as Tweede Nuwe Jaar. While the musical celebration usually takes place on 2 January, the event was postponed due to logistics and holy days and the march is now confirmed to happened on Saturday, 17 January 2015.
It will start at Keizersgracht Street in District Six and move into Darling Street. From there the troupes will go left into Adderley Street then turning right, into Wale Street, crossing Buitengracht Road and turning right, into Rose Street.
The parade will come to a halt at Castle and Rose Streets.
Each year, the City of Cape Town partners with the various minstrel groups to put on a dazzling show for Capetonians and tourists alike – more than 13, 000 minstrels in over 70 troupes parade throughout the city centre in their colourful garb.