Following the launch recently, Gauteng’s biggest and brightest carnival is set to take over the streets of Tshwane on September 24th, 2016.Page Content
Following the launch yesterday, Gauteng’s biggest and brightest carnival is set to take over the streets of Tshwane on September 24th, 2016.
Organised by the Gauteng Provincial Government and the Carnival Company, one can expect over 25 000 participants joining in celebration, all in the efforts of social cohesion.
Spectators and participants can look forward to magnificent floats, performers, musicians and dancers, with the procession starting at the Tshwane Events Centre. One can expect floral floats designed by the Gabonese community, party with Montoya Dancers from the Spanish community, listen to bagpipes and watch several gleaming Hare Krishna Chariots move through the streets. A procession of stilt walkers, giant puppets and Samba dancers will give carnival goers a glimpse into our country’s rich and diverse cultures.
Rachel Tambo, CEO of the Carnival Company says, “We as the Carnival Company have been focused and 8driven to make this year’s Carnival even more accessible and inclusive of all. The Carnival Company lives and breathes the values of Social Cohesion and looks forward to celebrating our unity in diversity with all the participants and our partners this year in Africa’s biggest street party. A joyous celebration of all our beautiful cultures.”
All those attending the Carnival can find parking at the Tshwane Events Centre using the P8 and P9 entrances. After the parade spectators can party the day away at the South African Breweries REDDS sponsored after party. Local bands and community acts promises to keep all entertained and a variety of food options will be available.
MEC at Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Ms Faith Mazibuko added, “The Gauteng Carnival is a cornerstone of social cohesion which celebrates our diversity through artistic expression produced from creative industries. This year’s edition promises to bring the City of Tshwane to a standstill with colourful floats, costumes music, dance with 25 000 participants coming from across Gauteng, Asia and other African countries”.
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