Columbus, Georgia (WRBL) — Today marks the first day of Kwanzaa, an annual holiday centered around African family and social values, according to Britannica. If you want to celebrate Kwanzaa with the kids, we encourage you to bring them to the Michael Fluellen Recreation Center at 2824 Her Eighth Avenue in Columbus starting tomorrow.
The Michael Fluellen Recreation Center will celebrate Kwanzaa with daily activities from Tuesday, December 27th through Friday, December 30th. Activities start at 3:00 pm and end at 6:00 pm each day, says Fryer.
There is a feast on the last day.
Ali said the event is free and will talk to the kids after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Every day in Kwanzaa is dedicated to principles. Ali said the first day principle of Kwanzaa is unity.
“And we will teach you the Swahili word for unity and talk about what unity means to you. How does oneness affect your life? can you?” she said.
According to Ali, the traditional Kwanzaa greeting is “habari crab?”, which means “what’s the news?” in Swahili.
Ali is the founder of Granny’s on Guard and part of the event, she said. She started doing it after losing her grandson to gun violence.
“And I decided that kids his age were vulnerable on the street,” she said. , talking to them, having fun without electronics, and teaching them different things.”