3. Festival of the Ancestors – August 18
Since the first great African Civilizations, we understood the important role our Ancestors played in our lives.
August 18th was first commemorated in Ancient Kemet as the Wag festival – a day in honor of the dead and the Neteru associated with death and afterlife in Kemetic philosophy.
Since then, similar holidays have been practiced across the African Diaspora. In fact, nearly every African society – from Brazil and Haiti to Gabon and Australia – has a holiday specifically devoted to Ancestral veneration.
Celebrate this holiday by constructing your Ancestral shrine, visiting the burial places of your direct ancestors, and by honoring our collective ancestors by visiting their resting places.