Photos: 2011 Kwanzaa-Genna Holiday Celebration

The 2011 Kawnaza-Genna holiday celebration was held on Monday, December 26, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Matt Andrea)

Tadias Magazine
Events News

Washington, D.C – Little Ethiopia DC and African Heritage hosted the 8th annual joint holiday celebration of Genna (Ethiopian X-mass) and Kwanzaa, a nonreligious holiday honoring the legacy of African American life, on Monday, December 26th in Washington, D.C.

This year’s activities included a special appearance by the current Miss Africa USA, Ghyslaine Tchouaga of Cameroon, and traditional performances by the African Heritage Dancers and Drummers, as well as food, drinks, music and a candle lighting ceremony. Almaz Tilahun performed the Ethiopian coffee ceremony while Thomas, an African American trained dancer, showcased the traditional Ethiopian dance “Iskista.”

Below is a slideshow of photos from the event courtesy of the organizers.

2011 Kwanzaa-Genna Holiday Celebration: Special Appearance by Miss Africa USA

4 Responses to “Photos: 2011 Kwanzaa-Genna Holiday Celebration”

  1. 1 Helen Dec 30th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    The slideshow is priceless..very beautiful photo collage of Ethiopian and African American joint cultural celebration of Christmas.

  2. 2 Ras Mitat Dec 30th, 2011 at 2:52 pm


  3. 3 antonio Dec 31st, 2011 at 9:39 am

    its great to see people of african descent celebrating together. Wish we could see more of that …..beautiful.

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