03/01/2018 12:55 GMT | Updated 03/01/2018 12:58 GMT

SLIDESHOW: Thousands Take Part In Tweede Nuwe Jaar Carnival

This yearly parade dates back to the mid-nineteenth century

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TOPSHOT - Hundreds of Cape Minstrels from different troops perform during the traditional Second New Year Parade on January 2, 2017 in the streets of central Cape Town, South Africa. instruments. / AFP / Mujahid SAFODIEN (Photo credit should read MUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo gallery IN PICTURES: The Cape Minstrels Take Over The Streets of The Mother City For The Historic Second New Year Street Parade See Gallery