Salisbury Kwanzaa Club kicking off a new event

SALISBURY, Md. – A celebration that has been in the works for months now finally happened.  For the first time ever, Kwanzaa is got a seat at the big kids table for the holidays .

The Salisbury Kwanzaa Club gathered to kick-off a first time event for Kwanzaa in Downtown Salisbury.

“It is the first one that was has been publicly celebrated outside and Wicomico County period,” Demetria Leonard, founder of Salisbury Kwanzaa Club, said.

Kwanzaa is a week-long, annual celebration from Dec. 26th to Jan. 1st,  to honor African heritage in African-American culture.

The tradition focuses on the seven principles of unity, self-determination, collective work & responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.

This year that collective responsibility went into educating the community about Kwanzaa.

That’s why at Thursday’s event the club taught about the seven principles and explained to the public what this holiday really means.

If you didn’t have time to make it tonight, the club wants you to know that you can join them at the Chipmen Center Thursday and other days this week to participate in the week long celebration.

The club is hoping to grow the event for next year and even have more than one night where they celebrate Kwanzaa outside.

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