‘A Cer­e­mony of Light’ Kwan­zaa at Sum­ner Hall

Kent County News - - SOCIAL SCENE -

CHESTER­TOWN — The pub­lic is in­vited to Sum­ner Hall’s Kwan­zaa cel­e­bra­tion, an African-Amer­i­can hol­i­day that hon­ors fam­ily, com­mu­nity and cul­ture.

“It will be a time of re­mem­ber­ing our his­tory and our an­ces­tors, light­ing of the Kwan­zaa can­dles and a read­ing of the seven found­ing prin­ci­ples prin­ci­ples of Kwan­zaa,” a news re­lease states.

The event be­gins at 4 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 29 at Sum­ner Hall, 206 S. Queen St. in Chester­town.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit sum­n­er­hall.org or call 443-2820023.

A pre­sen­ta­tion about the African-Amer­i­can folk artist, Har­riet Pow­ers, and a replica of her Bi­ble Quilt will be fea­tured. Drum­ming, mu­sic and home­made food also will be avail­able.

“Join us for this spe­cial time as we call to­gether fam­ily mem­bers, friends and neigh­bors to re­in­force the bonds of our shared her­itage,” the re­lease states.

Pro­gram high­lights in­clude an ex­pla­na­tion of Kwan­zaa and cer­e­mo­nial light­ing of can­dles, a new Kwan­zaa ex­hibit in the hall and tra­di­tional African food.

Cre­ated by Eastern Shore na­tive, Dr. Maulana Karenga, in 1966, Kawanzaa is a way to reaf­firm the value of African cul­ture, the re­lease states.

“We hope you will bring the whole fam­ily and en­joy this cel­e­bra­tion of tra­di­tion and her­itage. You do not need to bring a cov­ered dish to par­tic­i­pate,” the re­lease states.

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