SBY Kwanzaa club kicks off their 2021 celebration and tour


SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury Kwanzaa Club is kicking off its week-long event, celebrating the seven principles of Kwanzaa across the Eastern Shore. Each night during the week of December 26 through January 1, the club will celebrate each Kwanzaa principle through poetry, song, dance, and arts and crafts.

They’ll start in Downtown Salisbury where Mayor Jake Day will attend and share a few words about Unity’s, Kwanzaa’s first principle. The club’s founder and President, Demetria Marshall-Leonard tells 47 ABC, the principles go beyond just those who celebrate Kwanzaa. “Getting to know things from their point of view and actually get to experience different cultures because Kwanzaa is a cultural holiday,” says Marshall-Leonard. She adds, “We all actually live by the principles, we just don’t call it Kwanzaa. ”

Marshall-Leonard also says she’s seen the celebration grow each year, even gaining the attention on Nickelodeon. However, she tells us, their first day truly encompasses their whole mission. “To be able to be unified in our community ourselves, our schools, to be able to unify and to come together and move forward unity.”

The celebration will finish next Saturday at Mt. Calvary Holiness Church in Parsonsburg, Maryland.

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Schedule of events: 

12/26/21 Umoja (Unity) Kinara Lighting in Downtown Salisbury, Md. from 5-7 p.m.

12/27/21 Kujichagulia (Self Determination) Kwanzaa Activities at the Truitt St. Community Center in Salisbury, Md. from 5 to 7 p.m.

12/28/21 Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) Kwanzaa Activities at the Jay’s Nest Sports Center in Seaford, Del. from 5 to 7 p.m.

12/29/21 Ujama (Corporative Economics) Kwanzaa Activities at the Parsonburg Community Center in Parsonburg, Md. starting at 5 p.m.

12/30/21 Nia (Purpose) Kwanzaa Activities at the Princess Anne Library in Princess Anne, Md. from 1 to 4 p.m.

12/31/21 Kuumba (Creativity) Kwanzaa Activities at the Snow Hill fire department in Snow Hill, Md. starting at 5 p.m.

1/1/22 Imani (Faith) Final Kwanzaa Activity at the Mt. Calvary Holiness Church in Parsonburg, Md. starting at 5 p.m.

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