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Ottawa Kwanzaa Celebration

December 29, 2019 4:00 pm. Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of life observed for seven days from December 26 to January 1 by people of African descent to honor their heritage. The week-long celebration may include songs, dances, African drums, storytelling, poetry reading, and a large feast on December 31, called a Karamu. A candle on the Kinara (candleholder) representing one of the seven principles on which Kwanzaa is founded, called the Nguzo Saba, is lit every one of the seven nights. Each day of Kwanzaa emphasizes a different principle. There are also seven symbols associated with Kwanzaa. The principles and symbols reflect the values of African culture and promote community among African-Americans.This event will feature Ballet Creole professional dance and drumming group from Toronto as well as local artists.. 1000 Byron AveOttawa, ON K2A 0J3.. Event Details. Location: 1000 Byron Ave, Ottawa