Kwanzaa is an ancient African celebration of family, community and culture. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits” in Swahili. Each family celebrates Kwanzaa in its own way, but celebrations often include songs and dances, African drums, storytelling, poetry reading, and a large traditional meal.
On December 28, The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum invites the public to their 3rd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, a family-oriented cultural event to which celebrants bring food, fruit and gifts to share. Activities take place indoors and outdoors. At this Kwanzaa celebration, youth assemble the Kwanzaa table. Adults and elders assist youth in lighting the kinara candles as the seven principles are explained and discussed. After the ceremony, celebrants will fellowship with food and music.
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