2021 Kwanzaa Celebrations

A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture

Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African celebration based on the agricultural harvest celebrations of Africa called “First Fruits,” which were times of harvest, ingathering, reverence, commemoration, recommitment, and celebration!  Harvest Festivals are celebrated all over Africa and  are filled with lots of music, singing, and dancing, with dancers adorned in traditional masks and costumes, some of what you will see in our museum exhibits. Kwanzaa is celebrated by millions throughout the world From December 26th – Jan 1st.  It celebrates Family, Community, and Culture! As part of the 7-day celebration when families and friends gather, candles are lit each day to affirm the Nguzo Saba (7 Principles), hand-made decorations and gifts are displayed and exchanged.

The Savannah African Art Museum (SAAM) will close out our 2021 bi-monthly workshops with a Kwanzaa Workshop series taking place on these 3 consecutive Saturdays 12/4, 12/11, 12/18 from 11am – 1pm in our Terracotta Gallery – (Upstairs) Multi-purpose Room at 201 East 37th Street, Savannah GA 31401.

**Please be aware that this has stair access only and does not have accessibility for wheelchairs.

A short presentation of What is Kwanzaa, why we celebrate it, and its African connection will precede each of the following “back by popular demand” workshops. To see workshop details click the banner to be taken to the workshop page to register. 

December 4, 2021  |  11:00 am - 1:00 pm

due to a loss in the immediate museum family, we must postpone our Beading workshop that was scheduled for today, December 4. This will be rescheduled. to next Saturday, December 11, and our affirmation journal workshop will be moved to January. Your understanding is appreciated.

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To see workshop details click the banner to be taken to the workshop page to register. 

December 11, 2021  |  11:00 am - 1:00 pm

due to a loss in the immediate museum family, we have postponed our Beading workshop that was scheduled for December 4 and rescheduled it for December 11. our affirmation journal workshop will be moved to January. Your understanding is appreciated.

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To see workshop details click the banner to be taken to the workshop page to register. 

December 18, 2021  |  11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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To see workshop details click the banner to be taken to the workshop page to register. 

December 22&23, 2021  |  12:00 Pm - 4:00 pm

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To see workshop details click the banner to see more details about the African Market!