There are several opportunities in 2019/2020 to learn about and to celebrate Kwanzaa in the Triangle. All of these are free, family-friendly events, unless otherwise specified.
Kwanzaa lasts seven days, starting December 26th, each one with a focus on a different principle:
Day 1. Umoja means unity.
Day 2. Kujichagulia means self-determination.
Day 3. Ujima means working together.
Day 4. Ujamaa means supporting each other.
Day 5. Nia means purpose.
Day 6. Kuumba means creativity.
Day 7. Imani means faith.
Here are some celebrations. Make sure to follow the links for additional information.
25th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration
Friday, December 27th, 2019
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary
Performance by dance ensembles, ethnic food, vendor market, craft activities for kids, more.
Sunday, December 30th, 2018
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Holton Career and Resource Center, 301 N. Driver Street, Durham
Local and regional artists will perform. The celebration will be held on the fifth day of Kwanzaa and will celebrate the principle of Nia (purpose).
Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Walltown Park Recreation Center, 1308 West Club Blvd, Durham
This annual event features children’s activities, performances, vendors, a drum circle and more.