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Kwanzaa: Festival of the First Fruits

December 30, 12:00 pm TO 4:00 pm | Missouri Botanical Garden

Kwanzaa is a Swahili term that means “first fruits,” and this contemporary African-American holiday centers around the feast table of the harvest. A Kwanzaa ceremony highlights a day of storytelling, craft and jewelry displays, and authentic African drumming and musical performances.


12-4 p.m.: Kwanzaa crafts, jewelry and stamps available for purchase from the following vendors: Ajanaku Jewelry, Mama Katambwa’s Boutique, Renata’s African Influences and the US Postal Service


1-2:15 p.m.: Kwanzaa Ceremony


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