Celebrate Kwanzaa 2015

Libation Ceremony
Libation Ceremony

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News Release Date: December 8, 2015

Contact: John Warren, 917-829-0425

Celebrate Kwanzaa on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at African Burial Ground National Monument in lower Manhattan.

Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration based on traditional African culture and values observed from December 26 through January 1. The holiday celebrates family, community responsibility, commerce and self-improvement. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase "matunda ya kwana," a Swahili term meaning "first fruits."

Enjoy a day filled with family-friendly activities at New York City's African Burial Ground.Activities include: music, dance and spoken word performances;a lecture on regenerating African spirituality; a crafts workshop;a libation ceremony, and;the lighting of the kinara (candleholder).

All activities are free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/afbg or call (212) 637-2019. 

Last updated: December 9, 2015

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New York, NY 10005


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