The Kwanzaa Celebration will welcome families to celebrate the holidays by making their own gifts and enjoying art activities, storytelling for children, and food. The celebration will be held outside on the museum grounds.
Kwanzaa is a Pan-African holiday designed to strengthen and celebrate the best of African culture and heritage. Five community-minded organizations come together on the first day of Kwanzaa, Umoja (Unity) to infuse the Kwanzaa celebration with the seven principles for a rich and memorable experience. Unity, a concept that was kept away from African Americans during the founding of our country, is an important principle to learn, adopt and practice.
This year, local families and youth will add their personal reflections to the celebration.
To demonstrate Umoja (Unity), seven local families, comprised of three generations, will share their perspectives on the seven principles. To demonstrate Nia (Purpose), Ms. T from the Delray Beach Library-On-The-Go will host story time for the children and will read “Seven Spools of Thread” by Angela S. Medearis. Demonstrating Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), youth will create an African-inspired dwelling and decorate the interior walls with their own artwork; and demonstrating Kuumba (Creativity), Spady Museum’s Kuumba Village will be ready to help guests create gifts to give or keep.
The event is free but please RSVP.