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Kwanzaa - All You Need To Know

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KWANZAA Kwanzaa (spelled Kwanza in African countries) is a non-religious holiday celebration of the harvest which runs from December 26th to January 1st. Observance in the U.S. began in 1966 when Dr. Malauna Karenga first promoted the holiday because he believed the principles of the harvest are vital to building stronger and more wholesome communities. D0000000000000000000 HOW MANY WILL CELEBRATE KWANZAA? An estimated 18 million people worldwide' and 2.1% of U.S. adults (approx. 5 million)2 say they plan to celebrate Kwanzaa. 5 MILLIÓN (ROUGHLY 2.1%) WHAT % OF U.S. ADULTS WILL CELEBRATE: CHRISTMAS 93.8% KWANZAA 2.1% HANUKKAH 5.9% WHAT ARE THE SYMBOLS OF KWANZAA? MKEKA A straw mat symbolizes the tradition of Kwanzaa - the foundation on which all else rests. KINARA A seven-space candle holder represents the stalk from which the MUHINDI ZAWADI Represents the fruits of the labor by the parents and the rewards of the seeds The ears of corn represent the children of the stalk. African people originated. sown by the children. THE 7 DAILY PRINCIPLES OF KWANZAA The seven candles (called Mishumaa Saba) placed in the Kinara represent the principles of the harvest (called Nguzo Saba). Each day of Kwanzaa is a celebration of the daily principle. DEC 26 DEC 27 DEC 28 DEC 29 DEC 30 DEC 31 JAN 1 Umoja Kujichagulia Ujima Ujamaa Nia Kuumba Imani KWANZAA CUSTOMS AND CELEBRATIONS Kwanzaa is a celebration of the harvest and African heritage. Customs include traditional music, dance, art and readings of prose or poetry with a focus on celebrating origins and ancestors. DECORATIONS FEASTS & GIFTS THE CHILDREN It is customary to include children in Kwanzaa ceremonies and to give respect and gratitude to ancestors. Children also play traditional games Families decorate The holiday culminates in feasts & gifts. Libations are often consumed from a their home with colorful African cloth, and wear traditional African clothing. traditional shared cup, the Kikombe cha Umoja. like Mancala. QDegreeSearch.org Work created by DegreeSearch.org under a Creative Commons License BY NC ND SOURCES: 1. http://www.thefreeresource.com/what-is-kwanzaa-facts-resources-and-information-about-celebrating-kwanzaa 2. BIGinsightTM Monthly Consumer Survey, Oct-12 http://www.venere.com/blog/history-of-kwanzaa-11335/ UNITY SELF-DETERMINATION COLLECTIVE WORK COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS PURPOSE CREATIVITY FAITH

Kwanzaa - All You Need To Know

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Kwanzaa is a non-religious holiday celebration of the harvest which runs from December 26th to January 1st. Observance in the U.S. began in 1966 when Dr. Malauna Karenga first promoted the holiday bec...

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