The Kwanzaa Celebration will welcome families tocelebratethe holidays by making their own gifts and enjoying live music, art activities, storytelling for children, and food. The celebration will be held outside on the museum grounds.
Kwanzaais a Pan-African holiday designed to strengthen andcelebratethe best of African culture and heritage. Five community-minded organizations come together on the first day of Kwanzaa, Umoja (Unity) to infuse theKwanzaacelebrationwith 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 animportant principle to learn, adopt and practice.(Learn more aboutKwanzaahere:https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/seven-principles-kwanzaa).
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 willcreate an African-inspired dwelling and decorate the interior walls with their own artwork; and demonstratingKuumba (Creativity), Spady Museum’sKuumba Villagewill be ready to help guests create gifts to give or keep.
TheKwanzaaCelebrationis hosted by Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Inc. in collaboration with the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., the Sankofa Study Group, Pyramid Books, andKwanzaa365 Live.
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