Florence celebrates African culture at Sankofa Festival

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – People of all races and backgrounds stopped by Timrod Park on Saturday afternoon to celebrate African culture for the 18th Annual Sankofa Festival. 

The event was all about reconnecting with the past in order to have a prosperous future. The word “sankofa” originates from the African country Ghana. It means to “go back and fetch and bring forward.” 

“The symbol is a bird that has its neck liking back with an egg in its mouth. And that symbolizes taking from the past that which is good and bringing that to the future,” explained event organizer Faida Mfomboutmoun. 

The festival featured vendors with traditional African clothing and jewelry, music, and dance performances from local groups, as well as a class from a guest teacher from New…

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