Africa Night began in Tilburg in May 1998. Since then,…
When we took the calculated risk of switching Africa Night Tilburg from its usual 3rd Saturday of the month to the 2nd Saturday of the month in February, it was for a good reason. We wanted to have a real lovers’ edition of Africa Night. It fell on Valentine’s Day. What we did not realise at the time was that it was also going to be the beginning of the carnival period in Brabant. Ha, anyways the carnival has never been a big threat to Africa Night. A couple of people less, but we always survived. (Read the previous times Africa Night and carnival fell together www.africanight.nl/the-united-nations-of-africa-night-and-carnival & www.africanight.nl/africanivalentine-night-tilburg-numbers)
In any case we decided to spice it up this time with a live show and asked people to dress in blue. Looking at the pictures of the night, you knew blue is certainly a popular colour! The turnout was certainly larger than expected since Africa Night Tilburg always seems to gather pace starting in March. Not that we are complaining though. We are very happy and grateful for every new person that comes to Africa Night. And there were certainly lots of different new people this time around.
The Samosas, (East African snacks) which is a new introduction to Africa Night Tilburg, turned out to be a moderate hit. Even from afar, you could see people licking their fingers. What is the moral of the story? Sometimes it is good to wait for the right moment before introducing Samosas 🙂
We know some people might have missed the fact that Africa Night Tilburg this month shifted to the 2nd Saturday of the month. For those who did, we apologise before handy if you are met with an international dance competition in Het Kwadraat on the 3rd Saturday of February. No, it is not African dance competition, it is freestyle dancing. That is the other reason why we brought Africa Night Tilburg back a week. Now you know! Whatever happens, see you again next month and from now on, it is the 3rd Saturday of the month like you are used to.
Thank you for coming and showing some love during this lovers’ edition. You know we love you too. Love always!