Kwanzaa Children's Festival
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
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.
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.