Final Day of Kwanzaa Celebrated at Jan. 1 Sunday Service
This Sunday, Jan. 1, the final day of Kwanzaa will be celebrated along with the Christian holiday of Epiphany at the Waquoit Congregational Church during its 10 am service.
An African-American and Pan-African celebration, Kwanzaa is observed by millions throughout the world-wide African community. It runs for seven days from Dec. 26 – Jan. 1.
Each day has a different principle of Kwanzaa. The last day, Jan. 1, is faith.
“Faith gives us the hope and knowledge of our ancestors,” said Falmouth resident Dr. Seyana Mawusi, who will be leading the celebration. “Faith helps us to carry the dream of our ancestors forward.”
Dr. Mawusi, a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) mentor and coach, will explain the celebration and significance of each candle. “The principles of Kwanzaa are applicable for everyone,” she said. “I am delighted and honored to lead the Kwanza celebration with Rev Nell this Sunday..”
Everyone is invited to attend Sunday’s service. The Waquoit Congregational Church is located at 15 Parsons Lane in Waquoit. For more information, contact Rev. Nell Fields at 339-927-8972.