Celebrate Kwanzaa with us!

Happy Kwanzaa!What is Kwanzaa? Kwanzaa (or Kwaanza) is a week-long festival primarily honoring African American heritage. Kwanzaa consists of seven days of celebration, featuring activities such as candle-lighting and pouring of libations, and culminating in a feast and gift-giving. It was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga (also known as Ron Everett), and first celebrated in 1966-67. Karenga calls Kwanzaa the African American branch of “first fruits” celebrations of classical African cultures.

  • When is Kwanzaa celebrated?
    December 26 – January 1
  • When was the first Kwanzaa celebration?
    December 1966
  • Who started Kwanzaa?
    Kwanzaa was created and developed by Dr. Maulana Karenga.
  • Is Kwanzaa a religious holiday?
    No, Kwanzaa is an African-American cultural holiday.
  • What are the seven principles?
    The seven principles (Nguzo Saba) are: Unity (Umoja), Self-determination (Kujichagulia), Collective Work and Responsibility (Ujima), Cooperative Economics (Ujamaa), Purpose (Nia), Creativity (Kuumba) and Faith (Imani).

(Kwanzaa Q&A taken from Kwanzaaland.com )

Visit the Official Kwanzaa Website for further reading.

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One Comment on “Celebrate Kwanzaa with us!”

  1. Itore Says:

    Kwanzaa for me is a time of self-reflection and self-examination……


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