Kwanzaa Celebration @ Catholic Enrichment Center

Wednesday, Dec. 28

Catholic Enrichment Center
3146 W. Broadway • 636-0296 ext. 1245
Free; 5:30 p.m.

I heard my first carol this year the day after Halloween and spotted my first decorated tree on Thanksgiving. Now that Christmas is finally upon us, I don’t think I can handle one more Lexus-with-a-big-red-bow-on-it commercial. (And really, what kind of spoiled brat gets a luxury car for Christmas, anyways?) For those looking to celebrate something other than this holy day of consumerism, there’s Kwanzaa, a seven-day harvest festival that begins Dec. 26.

Founded in 1966 by an African Studies professor in California, Kwanzaa is a non-religious celebration of family, community and culture. On Dec. 28, the Office of Multicultural Ministry at the Archdiocese of Louisville (apparently also sick of Christmas) is hosting a Kwanzaa event that will include African music, readings, food and more. —Sarah Kelley

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