Photos: Kwanzaa & Christmas Market Underway

December 11, 2016

The Black Collective are hosting the Kwanzaa/Christmas Market on the second floor of the Victoria Building at the corner of Front and King Streets, with the markets taking place from 5.30 – 9.30pm each Friday, and 10.00am – 6.00pm each Saturday in December.

The group previously said, “We see this venture as another opportunity to provide local entrepreneurs the opportunity to sell their products but also as an opportunity to highlight our African Bermudian culture.

“The opportunity to include a focus on Kwanzaa is particularly significant this year as 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the Kwanzaa tradition. Dr. Maulana ‘Ron’ Karenga, Professor and Chair of the African Studies Department of California State University-Long Beach, is the founder and creator of Kwanzaa – A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture.


“Kwanzaa is not a religious celebration and is not designed to replace Christmas. As Dr. Karenga states in 2015 ‘…at the heart …of …Kwanzaa is its concern with and stress on embracing and practicing its core values, the Nguzo Saba, The Seven Principles and related African communitarian values.”

“During the Kwanzaa/Christmas Market, in addition to offering persons the opportunity to purchase gifts for Christmas, we will be sharing the values, principles and traditional crafts of Kwanzaa. Information on Kwanzaa will be available at the Market.”

Email Maxine Esdaille at or call 504-7749 for more information.

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  1. Terry says:

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    • wahoo says:

      Anything that celebrates family, Community and culture is great. These things should be celebrated year round my hat is off to the people who organize this and other peace oriented events.

    • Well overdue, African Descendants are de biggest consumers worldwide especially when it comes to Eurocentric Holidays, but we dont patronize each other or our interest.
      Psychological Damage.