31st Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

Akash Heru has his face painted at the Nia Cultural Center’s 31st annual Kwanzaa celebration at the Old Central Cultural Center in Galveston on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019.

COVID-19 has put a damper on most of our revered celebrations and holiday traditions this year, but there’s still a chance to celebrate Kwanzaa — albeit virtually — at 7 p.m. Tuesday via Nia Cultural Center’s Facebook page.

Kwanzaa, which means “first fruits” and was derived from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza” has been celebrated by millions around the world as a Pan-African holiday tradition for the past 54 years.

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239; angela.wilson@galvnews.com 

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