The DuSable Museum of African American History

Kwanzaa Candle Lighting Celebration

Kwanzaa Candle Lighting Celebration

Kwanzaa 2014

Join us at the DuSable Museum for our annual Kwanzaa Holiday Celebration. Kwanzaa is a 7 day celebration (December 26-January 1) originated in the United States and is now celebrated throughout the African Diaspora. Kwanzaa was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga and this celebration honors African-American heritage, history, and culture through the seven principles known as Nguzo Saba.

Kwanzaa Daily Candle Lighting Ceremonies
All Candle Lighting’s begin at Noon
Program Admission: FREE

Thursday, December 26th – UMOJA – Unity
Friday, December 27th – KUJCHAGULIA – Self Determination
Saturday, December 28th – UJIMA – Collective Work and Responsibility (PBS-Craft in America will be filming)
Sunday, December 29th – UJAMAA – Cooperative Economics
Monday, December 30th – NIA – Purpose
Tuesday, December 31st – KUUMBA – Creativity; & IMANI – Faith

For More Information contact Education Department – 773 947-0600

This project is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events