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Kwanzaa Events: Candlelighting Ceremony + Celebration

Kwanzaa is a seven-day cultural celebration that was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, in the midst of the Black Freedom Movement. The holiday is celebrated each year on December 26, 2013 through January 1, 2014.

Here are the Kwanzaa celebrations scheduled in D.C. on that day:

The Annual Umoja Candlelighting Ceremony and Organizational Presentations

The East of the River Steel Band, Farafina Kan Youth Ensemble, Ujamaa Dancers & Drummers, Kuumba Kids & Culture Kingdom Kids. Dinner Sales & African Marketplace sponsored by LCPAN. 6 p.m. at Soul 57, 1326 Florida Ave., NE WDC. Free admission. Doors open at 5 p.m. Call (202) 526-4039 or (202) 529-3635.

African Heritage Dancers & Drummers Umoja Night Celebration.

7 to 10 p.m. Free to the public. 1320 Good Hope Rd. SE. Info – 202-355-8183.

Kwanzaa celebrations in the District

 

 

ncluding “State of The Community” Report , East of the River Steel Band, Farafina Kan Youth Ensemble, Ujamaa Dancers & Drummers, Iya and Kuumba Kids.

Dinner Sales & African Marketplace sponsored by LCPAN at Soul 57, 1326 Florida Ave., NE WDC. Free admission, 6:00pm. Doors open at 5pm.
Call (202) 526-4039 or (202) 529-3635.

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com. Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. An ordained minister of the Gospel, Sarah has done missions work in Kenya, India, Haiti, Nicaragua and other nations, as well as locally and throughout the United States.

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