Celebration of Kwanzaa

Come join us to celebrate Kwanzaa in the Hospitality Management building on Wednesday December 6, 2023 between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Learn about the history of Kwanzaa through music, dance and food.

What is Kwanzaa?

Every December, the Humanities 018 course (led by Dr. David Piper) , celebrates Kwanzaa with the Mission College and West Valley College community. Created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga of Cal State Long Beach, the Professor and Chairman of Black Studies combined aspects of several different harvest celebrations to form the basis of the holiday.

Photos and Video of Past Celebrations


Woman in bright pink shirt and traditional clothing performs at Kwanzaa celebration.

2023 Celebration

Photos from the 2023 ceremony

2023 Gallery
Man in grass skirt and palm fronds performs at Kwanzaa celebration.

2022 Celebration

Photos from the 2022 ceremony

2022 Gallery
men playing drums

2019 Celebration

Photos from the 2019 ceremony

2019 Gallery
man playing an instrument

2018 Celebration

Photos from the 2018 ceremony

2018 Gallery
woman dancing

2017 Celebration

Photos from the 2017 ceremony

2017 Gallery
student speaking with mic

2016 Celebration

Photos from the 2016 ceremony

2016 Gallery