Festivals and Events in South Africa

There are more events in South Africa than most people can ever imagine. Many of these festivals have received praise on a global scale. People gather during these celebrations to celebrate everything from the performing arts and live bands to food—cherries, seafood, grapes, and wine, to mention a few (Snowball & Antrobus, 2021). Numerous festivals include the mudand-dust festivals, the National Arts Festival, the Oppikoppi Bushveld Festival, the Ficksburg Cherry Festival, and many others.


“Aardklop”, one of the most significant cultural festivals in the nation, takes place every year during the final week of September. The festival is a celebration of the arts that anybody may enjoy, even though its main concentration is on the Afrikaans language and culture. The Arts Alive International Festival is a yearly celebration of performing poetry, dancing, and musicals in Johannesburg. The Cape Town International Jazz Festival, is held every last weekend of March (Snowball & Antrobus, 2021). The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival is the largest and rowdiest carnival in Cape Town, and it sees the city celebrate the start of the New Year with several festivals, competitions, and extravagant parades in a stunning show of bright, glossy uniforms, painted faces, and funky banjo music that accompanies the cities’ traditional folk songs. The festivities start on New Year’s Day, and they last long into January.

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