Kwanzaa: A holiday Celebration

Kwanzaa: A holiday Celebration



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Kwanzaa a unique African American cultural celebration which focuses on the traditional African values of family, community, responsibility, commerce, and self-improvement. Kwanzaa is neither political nor religious. It is simply a time of reaffirming African-American people, their ancestors and culture. Kwanzaa which means “first fruits of the harvest” in the African language Kishwahili has gained tremendous acceptance. Since its founding in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa has come to be observed by more than 18 million people worldwide, as reported by the New York Times.

Kwanzaa is based on the Nguzo Saba (seven guiding principles), one for each day of the observance, and is celebrated from December 26th to January 1st.

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