Happy Kwanzaa!

The name Kwanzaa comes from the phrase matunda ya kwanza, or “first fruits” in Swahili.

-repost sited from crbginsurance titled: Kwanzaa: History an Tradition 12/26/214

Hello nzuri!

Kwanzaa starts on December 26th which is an African American celebration that honors our motherland (Africa), ancestry and unity.

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Many whom choose to celebrate often include educational gifts for the children, stories of family, dance, songs and usually end with a traditional meal.

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Kwanzaa last seven days and there is a candle that represents each day and principle; the daily principles are discussed with the family while lighting a candle and a prayer.

The Principals:

Unity/ Umoja

Self-determination/ Kujichagulia

Collective work and responsibility / Ujima–

Cooperative Economics/ Ujamma

Purpose/ Nia

Creativity / Kuumba

Faith/ Imani

Thanks for coming over. I’m sending peace, joy and blessings your way nzuri!! Take care.

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