Kwaanza revelers celebrate with seven family gatherings where families light kinaaras, or seven-candle candelabras, while celebrating African culture and discussing the Nguzo Saba, or seven principles. Kwaanza also inclu... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays

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 » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays

Kwanzaa celebrations are unique to each family, but they often include storytelling, songs and dances, a large meal and African drums. On each of the seven nights of Kwanzaa, a child traditionally lights a candle on the ... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays

The seven principles of Kwanzaa are Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity and Faith. Maulana Karenga created Kwanzaa in 1966. It is a week-long celebrat... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays

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 celebrated from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 each year. The seven-day festival is based on African harvest celebrations, and Kwanzaa ends with a Karamu, which is an African feast. More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays

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 »