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Happy Kwanzaa! Learn more…

Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States as well as Western African communities in nations throughout North, Central and South America. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture. Kwanzaa is observed annually from December 26th to January 1st., which includes, lighting candles, exchanging gifts and feasts.

Kwanzaa, has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba) in which each days the holiday is dedicated to:

Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.

Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, 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 our problems, 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 our collective 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 we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

Imani (Faith): To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

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