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Kwanzaa Children's Festival

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The Kwanzaa Children's Festival is a holiday-season celebration that explores the  principles and values of Kwanzaa through an interactive fun-filled family event.

Kwanzaa (/ˈkwɑːn.zə/) is a celebration held in the United States and in other nations of the African diaspora in the Americas and lasts a week. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.  Kwanzaa has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba). It was created by Maulana Karenga  and was first celebrated in 1966–67. (Wikipedia)
     
Kwanzaa is inspired by African "first fruit" tradition, and the name chosen is from Swahili, "matunda ya kwanza." The rituals of the holiday promote African traditions and Nguzo Saba, the seven principles of African Heritage:

* Umoja (unity)—To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
* Kujichagulia (self-determination)—To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.
* Ujima (collective work and responsibility)—To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together.
* Ujamaa (cooperative economics)—To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.
* Nia (purpose)—To make our collective vocation the building and development of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
* Kuumba (creativity)—To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
* Imani (faith)—To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle

This year's Festival will be on Saturday, December 29th, 2018

    Your contribution  will insure that this year's  celebration  is off to a good start.

    We  want to thank everyone in advance for taking the time to consider our request .

Yours in serving humanity,
The Kwanzaa Children's Festival




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The next Kwanzaa Children's Festival will be held on Saturday December 29th 2018
It will be held at the Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center 2551 N. 22nd Street
(right behind Dobbins High School)

The fun starts at 3 PM and goes till 7 PM.

Your donation now will help to make the Festival a memorable event for the children during the holiday season. Please help us to meet our goal...

Craft Artists and volunteers are needed to prepare for the event.
Please contact us through Gofundme.
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Hey ! It's that time of year
The Kwanzaa Children Festival of 2017 is about to be celebrated on December 28th 2017 and it's time to look forward to 2018. Your support is needed.
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Raised by 8 people in 40 months
Created November 12, 2015
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$50
Patricia Davis
3 months ago

Stan Pokras is so admiring of your generosity and hard work. (He's my brother-in-law.) Thank you for what you are doing!

$20
Huriyyah Amatullah-Bey
3 months ago

its all about the children

$20
Erin Lightheart
7 months ago

From me and Eric

$36
Bob Blacksberg
7 months ago

Responding to the appeal of Stan Pokras.

$50
Cherron Perry-Thomas
9 months ago

Give Thanks for supporting the children in our community.

$50
Anonymous
14 months ago
$25
Stan Pokras
14 months ago

I want to help this celebration be fun for everyone. You can give something, too.

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