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Posted on: December 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Hamden’s Kwanzaa Celebration Thursday, December 29th

Hamden’s Kwanzaa Celebration
Thursday, December 29th

Hamden – The Town of Hamden will host a Kwanzaa Celebration on Thursday, December 29th from 6PM - 8PM at Thornton Wilder Hall in the Miller Cultural Complex, located at 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518.

Kwanzaa is a cultural holiday and a time for families and communities to come together to remember the past and to celebrate African American culture.

Please join us in this celebration as we learn about the seven principles and the candle lighting ceremony of Kwanzaa, which originated in 1966 by Maulana Ron Karenga.  The cultural holiday celebrates history, values, family, community, and culture based on African principles and ideals and the first fruits or harvest celebrations traditionally observed in many parts of Africa.

Thursday’s Kwanzaa Celebration will include discussion about the holiday, the principle of the day Ujamaa, family activities, and refreshments.

The Kwanzaa Celebration is presented by the Hamden Arts Commission and the Department of Arts, Culture, Recreation and Wellness. The Kwanzaa Celebration is held in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office.

For further information, please contact Deputy Chief of Staff, Alexa M. Panayotakis, at (203) 287-7100 or by email at

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