ST. LOUIS- Wednesday, December 26 is the first day of Kwanzaa and Missouri Botanical Garden is holding a ceremony from 12:00 until 4:00pm.
The event includes a traditional Kwanzaa ceremony, storytelling, musical performances and craft, and jewelry displays. and authentic African drumming and musical performances.
Kwanzaa is a Swahili term that means “first fruits,” and this contemporary African-American holiday centers around the feast table of the harvest.
Kwanzaa crafts, jewelry, and stamps will be available for purchase from the following vendors: Ajanaku Jewelry, Mama Katambwa’s Boutique, Renata’s African Influences.
The US Postal Service will also conduct a brief ceremony unveiling the newest Kwanzaa stamp in the Shoenberg Theater.