Archive for December 23rd, 2009

Celebrating Kwanzaa

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

In conversation the other day we realized that the celebration of Kwanzaa is just days away and we didn’t know much about this festive holiday. We thought we should share some of our research with our readers as so many of us celebrate the holidays through many different cultures.

Kwanzaa is celebrated from December 26th to January 1st each year, primarily in the United States. These seven days consist of celebrations featuring candle lighting, drinks, food and gift-giving. Kwanzaa was created by Maulana Karenga in 1966 as the first African American holiday. The goal was to give African americans an alterative to the existing Christmas holiday celebrations and an opportunity to celebrate their history, rather than the practice of the society. Kwanzaa is said to help African Americans identify and celebrate their African culture and heritage.

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