For over 400 years, the province of Nova Scotia has over 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities. The theme of this year’s African Heritage Month is “Through Our Eyes: The Voices of African Nova Scotians”. It recognizes the long-standing history of people of African Descent in the development of Canada.
To join the celebration here are some ways to celebrate in Halifax from Family Fun Halifax.
Enjoy a series of vivid light shows and installations taking place at various locations in Downtown Halifax. These new light shows and installations will be lighting the way at many locations throughout the downtown core and can be enjoyed for the next couple of months as you take a stroll through our beautiful city.
You can visit from 6:00pm – 10:45pm during the month of February.
Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia in Cherry Brook
The Society for the Protection and Preservation of Black Culture in Nova Scotia (better known as the Black Cultural Society of Nova Scotia) was incorporated as a charitable organization as an act of provincial legislation in 1977. The Society has provincial Board of Directors, made up of representatives from various Black communities throughout Nova Scotia. The Centre is funded in part by the Goverment of Nova Scotia. It was created to protect, preserve and promote the history and culture of African Nova Scotians. Explore the rich history of African Nova Scotians at the museum, library and archives, with your family or group.
The centre is open Mondays to Fridays from 9:30am – 4:30 pm and 12:00- 4:00pm on Saturdays
African Heritage Month: Virtual Puppet Show
Bring your kids and enjoy a fun puppet show presented by the Halifax Libraries in celebration of African Heritage Month. This is an online show available on February 22 and 25 at 10:30 – 11:30 am.