The Gullah are the descendants of enslaved Africans who live
in the Lowcountry region of the U.S. states of South Carolina and
Georgia, which includes both the coastal plain and the Sea Islands.
Gullah people now organize cultural festivals every year in towns up and down the Lowcountry. Hilton Head Island,
for instance, hosts a "Gullah Celebration" in February. It includes "De
Aarts ob We People" show; the "Ol’ Fashioned Gullah Breakfast";
"National Freedom Day," the "Gullah Film Fest", "A Taste of Gullah" food
and entertainment, a "Celebration of Lowcountry Authors and Books," an
"Arts, Crafts & Food Expo," and "De Gullah Playhouse". Beaufort hosts the oldest and the largest celebration, "The Original Gullah Festival" in May. The nearby Penn Center on St. Helena Island holds "Heritage Days" in November.