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Kwanzaa

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on December 24, 2009


Between December 26 and January 1, Kwanzaa is celebrated. Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor of Africana studies at California State University, created the holiday in 1966. “Matunda ya kwanza” means “first fruits” in Swahili.

Kwanzaa is a cultural holiday, which celebrates the ties among African people around the world. There are seven principles, or Nguzo Saba. These principals involve the unity and fulfillment of the African people. Each principle is celebrated on one of the seven days of Kwanzaa. The site is copyrighted, but if you want to see these principles you can go here.

As a cultural holiday, Kwanzaa does not interfere with any religious celebration.

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