Thu, Dec 28|
Kwanzaa Toy Treat
The Lilliput Umojaa Village is a community tourism project designed to support the Lilliput community by providing toys and educational activities for children while creating economic opportunities for women in the local community.
Time & Location
Dec 28, 2023, 9:00 AM – Jan 01, 2024, 9:00 AM
St.Bran's Burg, Northern Estates, St.Bran's Burg, Jamaica
About the event
Join us as we give away toys, learn, play, eat, and connect during 2023 Kwanzaa Celebration at the Lilliput Ujamaa Village Dec 28- Jan 1, 2024 10am -5pm
Kwanzaa - A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture
Kwanzaa, which means “first fruits of the harvest” in the African language Kiswahili, is a unique African American celebration with focus on the traditional African values of:
- Community Responsibility
- Commerce, and Self-improvement
Each day we will celebrate one of the principles of Kwanzaa
Dec 28 UJIMA- (Collective Work and Responsibility)-Vendor Set Up
To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems and to solve them together.
COLLECTIVE WORK AND RESPONSIBILITY – I will do good through my work and I will join others who are doing good through their work.
Dec 29 UJAMAA (Cooperative Economics)- Arts & Crafts
To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.
COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS – I will use my talents in cooperation with the talents of others so together we may prosper.
Dec 30 NIA (Purpose)- Play Day, Toy Give Away,
To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
NIA -I will try my best to find my path and purpose in life through prayer, meditation and spiritual readings and take positive action.
Dec 31 KUUMBA (Creativity)-Art, Poetry, Spoken Word
To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
CREATIVITY – I will free myself to experience new ideas, new viewpoints, new philosophies, new understandings to bring grace and beauty to my world.
Jan 1 IMANI (Faith) Who Are We?
To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.
FAITH -I will sweep away all fear of the unknown, past regrets and concerns for the future from my mind and meet each day with active faith.
The Cultural Museum is planned to be hosted at this space. It will be a sacred space where the local community and visitors from around the world can immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Jamaica’s Rastafari, Maroon, and indigenous culture, all while fostering eco-sustainability and nurturing community tourism.
How you can be a part of this journey.
Come experience the beauty and vibrancy of our culture through one of our culture or history tours or wellness retreats.
Whether you’re interested in nature, culture, or community, they’re something here for everyone. Student Tours
Voluntourism: You don’t have to be passive observer of the history around you, you too can become a part of this indigenous journey by joining one of our
Through your Museum membership you’ll not only receive local and international benefits but you’ll be contributing to:
Cultural preservation: safeguarding and promoting indigenous art and traditions
Environmental Conservation: Commitment to eco-friendly practices and sustainability
Community Development: Boosting local economy through eco-tourism and supporting indigenous entrepreneurship
Education: Providing learning opportunities in art, history, environmental stewardship, and sustainable farming practices.