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.
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)
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