Gullah Kinfolk Christmas Tradition

“Gullah Kinfolk Christmas Wish…Freedom Coming”

Beaufort is steeped in tradition and prides itself in its celebrations. Folks from far and wide anticipate the start of the holiday season, celebrating with the Gullah Kinfolk.

The annual Sea Island Christmas Celebration that is a much-loved and anticipated musical and historical event that happens every Christmas.

Master storyteller, Aunt Pearlie Sue and her renown, Gullah Kinfolk take you back in time to the 1860’s Pre- Civil War and Reconstruction Era on a southern plantation on the Sea Islands of Beaufort SC. 

The performance includes reminiscings about Mother Africa, the Middle Passage Voyage, the auction block, the last Christmas before the Civil War, December of 1860 to freedom. You get to experience it all. 

Abraham Lincoln has just been elected president on November 6th…South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union on December 20th…Masters in the Big House talkin’ War…Servants in the Quarters talkin’ Freedom comin’.

Through soul stirring music, historic re-enactments, and mesmerizing narrations, you are drawn into that Yuletide season of emotions…sorrow, excitement, hope and joy of a brighter future…Gullah Kinfolk Christmas wish…Freedom!

 

“Christmas Dis’ Ain’t Christmas, Wit’out Aunt Pearlie Sue and Gullah Kinfolk. Cum and ‘joy yo’self”

For more information about events in the Lowcountry visit https://southcarolinalowcountry.com/events-calendar/.

All information provided by Anita Prather. All photos courtesy of Aunt Pearlie Sue and the Gullah Kinfolk Facebook page.

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The shore gently recedes beneath the stunning Pawleys Island Pier. The unique island town, located about 25 miles south of Myrtle Beach and 70 miles north of Charleston, exudes laid-back, beachy vibes. Locals have definitely adopted an island state of mind and encourage visitors to as well. When you go, make sure to relax on the beach, explore the famous sand dunes, or fish in one of the many adjacent creeks.⏰ Best time of the day to visit: We guarantee that you’re going to want to spend a whole day here. We recommend getting to the beach at around 10am.🗓️ Best time of the year: Pawleys Island has the best weather during the spring and early summer months.🏖️ Things to do while there: Pawleys Island Nature Park, Pawleys Island Chapel, Hopsewee Plantation.🐠 Things to visit in the area: Brookgreen Gardens (brookgreen_gardens), take a walking ghost tour, Myrtle Beach (mymyrtlebeach), Harborwalk Marina, South Carolina Maritime Museum (southcarolinamaritimemuseum).🏨 Where to stay: The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn (oceanfrontlitchfieldinn), Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort (litchfieldbeachandgolf), Sea View Inn (seaviewinn), 620 Prince (620prince).Photo by qcphotographer
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South Carolina's Lowcountry holds a special place in our family's hearts.  For several years, we lived in Moncks Corner (Yes.  The spelling is correct.) before moving to Round O (Yes.  The word Round and the letter 'O'.) We hold found memories of our time in the Lowcountry and the friends we made.
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CHARLESTON SWEETGRASS received a lot of love this past weekend in Columbia.  Fresh, green top notes give way to honeysuckle/jasmine undertones, making CHARLESTON SWEETGRASS a fan favorite!  Many a smile is shared and candle shoved in the nose of a shopping companion when sample sniffing CHARLESTON SWEETGRASS.  We're glad you enjoy it as much as we do.
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🚜 February Drop Ins are this coming weekend, February 11 and 12.  Saturday hours are 10a-2p.  Sunday hours are 1-4p.  We look forward to seeing you at the Soap Barn!
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