Kwanzaa, celebrated annually from December 26 to January 1, is an international holiday that honors African heritage in the diaspora and African American culture. A harvest festival, Kwanzaa is organized around the Nguzo Saba, seven guiding principles that are celebrated individually each day of the holiday.
The principles included are:
Ujima (collective work and responsibility)
Ujamaa (cooperative economics)
Each of the seven candles on the kinara signifies a principle.
For more information about Kwanzaa, visit www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org.
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