Holidays and Celebrations for African-Americans

1

Are you tired of celebrating Christian holidays such as Christmas, Easter, or Saint Valentine’s Day? Are you looking to commemorate your African American culture? Well, your look is over. Below is a list of twelve holidays and celebrations for African American to observe during the calendar year. Do you know what day Black Love is? What day do we honor our ancestor Marcus Garvey? This is a short list of holidays and celebrations; there are many more. Therefore, please feel free to add.

Click on the link beneath the picture to learn more the holiday or celebration.

 1. African Countries Independence Day-Various

African Countries Independence

http://www.japanafricanet.com/directory/presidents/africanindependence.html

2. Black History Month-Celebrate February 1-February 28

Black History Month

http://www.cute-calendar.com/event/black-history-month/21265.html

3. Black Love Day-Celebrate February 13

Black Love Day

http://www.africanamericanholidays.org/blackloveday.html

4. Indigenous Peoples Day-Celebrate 2nd Monday of October

Indigenous Peoples Day

https://www.rt.com/usa/318178-cities-abolish-columbus-day/

5. Juneteenth -Celebrate June 19

Juneteenth

http://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm

6. Kwanzaa-Celebrate  December 26-January 1

Kwanzaa

http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.shtml

7. Malcolm X Day

8. Marcus Garvey Day-Celebrate August 17

Marcus Garvey Day

http://hiphopandpolitics.com/2013/08/17/today-is-marcus-garvey-day-the-first-black-holiday-we-remember-him/

9. Martin Luther King Jr. Day-Celebrate 3rd Monday in January.

Martin Luther King Day

http://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday

10. National Dashiki Day-Celebrate in October

National Dashiki Day

https://www.bbnomics.com/2015/10/just-in-time-for-dashiki-day-bridging-cultural-barriers/

11. National Head Wrap Day-Celebrated in November

National Head Wrap Day

http://www.allthingsankara.com/2014/11/happy-national-headwrap-day.html

12. Nelson Mandela International Day- Celebrate on July 18, the earth date of Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela International Day

http://www.un.org/en/events/mandeladay/

 

Share.

1 Comment

Leave A Reply