Kwanzaa is a cultural African American and Pan-African holiday celebrated from December 26 through January 1. The name Kwanzaa originated from the African celebrations of the first harvest. The phrase "matunda ya kwanza" means first fruits in the language Swahili.
There are seven essential principles, also referred to as the Nguzo Saba. The principles are Unity (Umoja), Self-Determination (Kujichagulia), Collective Work and Responsibility (Ujima), Cooperative Economics (Ujamaa), Purpose (Nia), Creativity (Kuumba), and Faith (Imani)." (Source: About.com Guide to African-American History).
The annual Kwanzaa Celebration is presented by the Phoenix Metropolitan Chapter of the Alumni Association of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
When is the Kwanzaa Celebration?
Saturday, December 28, 2013. 1:30 p.m. for vendors, 3 p.m. for program.
Where is it?
Kroc Community center, 1375 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85040
This is a program that educates and entertains using local talent and presentations. There will be entertainment, an art exhibit and local vendors. It is an all ages event. This year’s theme is: Ujima - Collective Work and Responsibility.
How do I get tickets and how much are they?
You don't need tickets. This is a free event. Parking is also free. Soul food plates and dinners are available for purchase.
What if I have more questions about the Kwanzaa Celebration?For more information, contact Delta Sigma Theta Sorority directly.
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