17th Annual KWANZAA CELEBRATION 2018 UMOJA OPENING CEREMONY
Date/time: Wednesday 26 December, 12:00
Theme: REBUILDING THE VILLAGE; EMPOWERING OUR CHILDREN
(PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VENUE FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM CONSTITUTION HILL TO DORKAY – 1 Eloff Street, JHB!)
Ebukhosini Solutions in collaboration with DORKAY, UMOJA Urban Culture and community partners have the great honour of cordially inviting all members of the AFRIKAN FAMILY to participate in the
17th Anniversary KWANZAA OPENING CEREMONY 2018
KWANZAA is a Pan-Afrikan cultural celebration based on indigenous harvest festivals from all over Afrika (in Southern Afrika, known as Umkhosi, Incwala, Dikgafela, Thevuola etc).
Date: 26 December 2018
Time: 12:00 (noon)
Venue: DORKAY Roof Top Venue (3rd Floor)
Address: 1 Eloff Street
Corner: Wemmer Jubilee Rd
Area: Faraday, Johannesburg (downtown)
On sale: Food, crafts, arts, clothes, books etc.
Main Program: The program is for the whole family and includes opening ceremony, music, inspirational messages, performance by Kwanzaa Children/Youth and celebration for everybody! After the main program there will be poetry and musical performances, with Open Mic.
Children’s program: Afrikan Play-Skool will run a separate program for children (5-12 years) from 12.00
Food: A variety of great food and drinks will be sold at affordable price
Afrikan Market: There will be a Kwanzaa Market where you can buy books, jewellery, fabrics, incense etc.
Dress code: Afrikan traditional, royal wear
ALSO NOTE THE FOLLOWING KWANZAA-EVENTS:
26 December: KWANZAA OPENING CEREMONY, Johannesburg. (see details above)
27 December: DIKGAFELA – Kujichagulia Celebration, Tshwane. 12:00. At Des Amis Guest House, 331 Orient Street, Hatfield, Tshwane. See event page: https://web.facebook.com/events/1919106011529972/
28 December: Ujima KWANZAA Celebration in Katoras (East Rand).
Details coming soon.
29 December: Ujamaa KWANZAA Celebration in Tembisa (East Rand).
Details coming soon.
30 December: NIA-dialogue about Afrikan Relationships at eBukhosini Solutions, 12 noon. 444 Marshall / Boom Streets, Belgravia/Jeppestown, JOHANNESBURG. Info: 074 690 4012. Bring: Vegetarian dishes, fruits, juice for the Common Table. See event page: https://web.facebook.com/events/306027340120460/
1 January: Imani – KWANZAA CLOSING CEREMONY at Thojane Farm, Phokeng, Rustenburg. See event page: https://web.facebook.com/events/306799056709881/
KWANZAA is an Afrikan Harvest Festival; inspired by indigenous First Fruits celebrations known in South Afrika as Umkhosi, Incwala, Dikgafela, Loma and Tehvuola.