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Kaapse Klopse, also known as the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival, kicks off the new year in South Africa with a kaleidoscope of colorful costumes. On the day after New Year’s Day, or “second new year,” more than 10,000 participants parade through the city streets, performing routines they’ve practiced for months. The event is a combination of a jubilant party and a preservation of history, as the parade has its roots in slave celebrations dating back to the 1800s.