Odunde Festival, June 7 to 14, 2020

“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.”

For more information about the festival programs, click here.  For Errin Haines article on the Pulitzer Center website, click here.

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