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

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

Although Kwanzaa is primarily celebrated in the United States and Canada, it has also spread to Brazil, the Caribbean, Great Britain, France, Senegal and other West African countries. Both Kwanzaa and Christmas are celeb... 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 »

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 »

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 » 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