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1 Feb 2015
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Family Fun on Hilton Head Island!

Celebrate culture, community and art this February at the Hilton Head Gullah Celebration. If you're not from the area, you might not be familiar with the Gullah culture. The Gullah are the descendents of Africans who lived in the Lowcountry region of the United States, including the coastal plain and the Sea Islands. Because of a period of relative isolation in rural areas, the Gullah developed a culture that preserved a great deal of their linguistic and cultural heritage from Africa. They also absorbed new influences from the coastal region, creating a truly unique group that speaks an English-based Creole language. Entertainment throughout the festival includes storytellers, Gospel music, African dancers and cultural demonstrations: fishnet weaving and sweet grass baskets sewing. Buy authentic Gullah and African arts and crafts, and sample traditional Gullah foods. Food, music, arts and fun - you'll find it all at this Gullah celebration. Featured events include:

  • Opening Reception
  • Ol' Fashioned Gullah Breakfast
  • Freedom Day Event
  • De Aarts Ob We People Art Exhibit
  • Sweetheart Ball with Deas Guys
  • Taste of Gullah
  • Traditional Gullah Gospel Night
  • Arts, Craft & Food Expo
  • Gullah Gospel Concert
  • Celebration of African American Authors
  • Gullah Gospel Night

Gullah culture is just one of the things that makes this region of the country so special, and this festival is a great way to experience this distinct group's way of life. Want to know more about this Hilton Head Gullah event? Looking for the perfect place to stay on the island? Whether you want to book a hotel room, resort space or private villa, you'll find a premium choice of lodging at Hilton Head Island. Learn about this amazing destination, and make your reservations by calling 1 (800) 444-4772 today. Start planning your next vacation today!