Dec 23, 2015 4:19 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett
The African American Family & Cultural Center in Oroville is inviting the community to take part in the week long Kwanzaa Celebration, that begins December 26th.
There will be music, dance, poetry, drumming, speakers/community expression, family programming, education of Kwanzaa and refreshments.
Kwanzaa honors African heritage and is observed from December 26th to January 1st, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.
Kwanzaa has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba) and was first celebrated in 1966–67. At the AAFCC in Oroville, each principal will be celebrated on a different night. Day 1 is Umoja (Unity) from 4-5:36 p.m., Day 2 is Kuichagulia (Self-Determination) from 4-5:30 p.m., Day 3 is Ujima (Collective Work & Responsibility) from 6-7:30 p.m., Day 4 is Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) from 6-7:30 p.m., Day 5 is Nia (Purpose) 6-7:30 p.m., Day 6 is Kuumba (Creativity) The Feast (Karamu) 6-8:30 p.m. and Day 7 is Imani (Faith) from 4-5:30 p.m.
The Feast on Day 6, December 31st, is the biggest gathering and celebration. All events are free.
The AAFCC ius located at 3300 Spencer Avenue in Oroville. For more information visit the AAFCC Facebook page or call (5300 532-1205.