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 »

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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 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 »

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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 »

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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 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 »

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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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