Kwanzaa

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Kwanzaa.-
Kwanzaa is a cultural holiday not a religious.
It is a special festivity where Afro-American people get together to reflect.
It lasts 7 days from December 26th to January 1st.
Kwanzaaconsists of seven days of celebration, featuring activities such as candle-lighting and pouring of libations, and culminating in a feast and gift giving
The name Kwanzaa comes from the word“kisuahili” that means “the first fruit”.
On Kwanzaa people get together for:
1. People gave thanks to the creator for life and good harvest.
2. The festivity served to remember their ancestors and theirpast.
3. Kwanzaa allowed people to do more to their community
4. Celebrating their culture,their history and their crator and the promise for a prosperous new year.
On kwanzaa people wear aspecial clothes for example:
• Dashiki - A shirt or suit worn during Kwanzaa celebrations
• Kufi - A cap worn during Kwanzaa celebrations
• Kaftan (boubou) - A dress worn by women during Kwanzaacelebrations

PRINCIPLES OF KWANZAA.-
• Umoja (Unity) To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.
• Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) To define ourselves, nameourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.
• Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems ourproblems and to solve them together.
• Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.
• Nia (Purpose) To make ourcollective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
• Kuumba (Creativity) To do always as much as we can, in the way wecan, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
• imani (Faith) To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the...
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