Established in 1966, Kwanzaa is celebrated by African Americans from December 26th until January 1 as a way to reconnect to their traditional African roots. Kwanzaa encourages African Americans to celebrate the best of t... More »

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Kwanzaa is celebrated by Africans and African Americans around the world. It was founded in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, and it honors African culture through celebrations like songs, food and dance. More »

Kwanzaa is not a religious occasion. It is an African-American festival held annually from the 26th of December to January 1st to celebrate life and the harvest. The festival was first celebrated in 1966 in the United St... More »

Kwanzaa is celebrated by Africans and African Americans around the world. It was founded in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, and it honors African culture through celebrations like songs, food and dance. More »

Children learning about Kwanzaa should understand the roots of Kwanzaa, how it is celebrated and who observes the holiday. Kwanzaa has its share of critics, but since its origination in the 1960s, it has been gaining rec... More »

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Professor Maulana Karenga created Kwanzaa in 1966 as a response to the lack of a holiday for African-Americans to show unity. Kwanzaa is a combination of various African harvest celebrations and is observed from Dec. 26 ... More »

Some common Kwanzaa symbols include the kinara candle holder, a straw mat, corn, the Kwanzaa flag and the unity cup. Red, green and black are the traditional colors associated with Kwanzaa, and the candle holder holds on... More »

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