KWANZAA

The Meaning of Kwanzaa
Kwanza is an African-Americans celebration of life from December 26th to January 1st. Dr. Maulana Karenga introduced the festival in 1966 to the United States as a ritual to welcome the first harvests to the home. Kargena created this festival for Afro-Americans as a response to the commercialism of Christmas.

KWANZAA CELEBRATION

  • Monday December 27, 2021- Umoja (Unity) To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.
  • Monday December 27, 2021- Kujichaguilia (Self-Determination)
  • Tuesday December 28, 2021-Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)
  • Tuesday, December 28, 2021-Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
  • Wednesday, December 29, 2021- Nia (Purpose)
  • Thursday, December 30, 2021- Kuumba (Creativity)
  • Friday, December 31, 2021- Imani (Faith)

EVENTS

Local Kwanzaa Events
  • Sunday December 26, 2021- Hutchinson Square-1p-4p
  • Monday December 27, 2021-Doty Park-2p-4p Food Giveaway.
  • Tuesday December 28, 2021 Arthur Christopher Center 4p-6p
  • Honoring 80 and over from Burke High School
  • Wednesday December 29, 2021- North Charleston 4p-9p
  • Honoring 80 and over Bonds Wilson High School
  • Thursday December 30, 2021-Rollins Edward Community Center 4p-7p
  • Honoring 80 and over of Summerville