“For many black Philadelphians, Odunde is the unofficial start of summer.
The country’s largest African American street festival, Odunde — a Yoruba word meaning “Happy New Year” — is a celebration of African culture typically held in Philadelphia the second Sunday in June, stretching 15 city blocks and drawing half a million people. . . . But this year, which would have marked the festival’s 45th anniversary, Odunde is going virtual, a casualty of the coronavirus pandemic now colliding with the pandemic of systemic racism that has sparked protests across the country.”