Saturday, 29 December 2012

All You Need To Know About Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States (and, more recently, Canada) but also celebrated in the Western African Diaspora. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.

Kwanzaa has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba): Unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. It was created by Maulana Karenga, and was first celebrated in 1966–67. All You Need To Know About Kwanzaa.

2 comment(s):

Kunoichi said...

Sadly, this is a fake holiday with a terrible history.

Brian K. said...

I think I'll pass on Kwanzaa. It's a laughing stock, even amongst most African-Americans. It's sort of like Cinco de Mayo, which real Mexicans do NOT celebrate.