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Monday, December 26, 2016

Kwanzaa

What is Kwanzaa? 

An African-American heritage celebration, observed for the week following Christmas. Kwanzaa became a holiday in 1966 when it was created by Maulana Karenga (this is the 50th anniversary of the holiday, despite misconceptions that Kwanzaa was only recently created).
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How do you celebrate Kwanzaa?

  • Observing and practicing the Nguzo Saba (the seven principles of Kwanzaa)
    • Umoja (Unity)
    • Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)
    • Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)
    • Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
    • Nia (Purpose)
    • Kuumba (Creativity)
    • Imani (Faith)
  • Wearing traditional African garb
  • Decorating the house with African art
  • Cultural exhibitions
  • Learn more here