Kwanzaa is a festival which is observed from December 26 through January 1. This is an opportunity for people of African heritage to focus on traditional African values including family, community responsibility, creativity and faith. The word Kwanzaa means "first fruits" in Swahili.
Preserving our cultural heritage is particularly important for those of us from the African Diaspora, as our heritage was stolen from us.Celebrating Kwanzaa is a way of reclaiming our identity, our ancestral heritage and our sense of self.
To read more, see: Kwanzaa - Celebrating Traditional African Values.
Click here for my list of 2010 Kwanzaa events. I have listed events across the UK, as well as in Ottowa, Canada and the U.S.A.
I have updated this list several times. Some of the many U.S. events I have listed include those in:
- New York
- South Carolina
See also: Kwanzaa Videos
The Spiritual Dimension of Kwanzaa