Broom jumping is most famous in the United States as an African American wedding custom. Dating back to the 1600s and derived from Africa, it is a ceremony in which the bride and groom, either at the ceremony or at the reception, signify their entrance into a new life and their creation of a new family by symbolically "sweeping away" their former single lives, former problems and concerns, and jumping over the broom to enter upon a new adventure as wife and husband.
Baccalaureate:A baccalaureate service is a celebration, which honors a graduating senior class from a college or high school. The service is held within a few days of the graduation and/or commencement ceremony. Speeches are often intermixed with musical performances, drama, and worship. Baccalaureate services can range in length from under half an hour to as long as four hours.
Harambee/ Significant Celebrations Harambee: literally means "all pull together" in Swahili. This event also serves to honor, celebrate and recognize accomplishments intermixed with musical performances, drama, and worship. The focus is on group achievements.