LAS VEGAS, Nev. (702 Times, NV Globe) – Kwanzaa, the annual celebration of African American culture, began on Monday.
There will be celebrations around the Las Vegas valley, including Monday night at the West Las Vegas Library.
China Hudson showed how the library’s auditorium would be transformed into a Kwanzaa bazaar for the event.
The celebration is based on the African Harvest Festival, with each candle signifying a different day that emphasizes a different virtue.
“Kwanzaa is about family, community, and culture… It’s a wonderful time of year and we just love putting on festivities here,” Hudson said. “I want the richness of who we are as African American people to be filled in the building for the next week.”
Ina Buckner-Barnett, Emmy Award Winner and “Sunshine Storyteller,” will be on hand to offer her interactive stories and music.
“Her storytelling will be infectious for the young people tonight, there will be some drumming, some singing, some dancing, it will really be a family cultural event which represents all the principals of Kwanzaa,” Hudson said.
The event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. On Monday, 951 W. Lake Mead Boulevard. On Wednesday and Friday, the library will host more Kwanzaa celebrations. Visit this website for further information.
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