KWANZA
KWANZAA
KWANSAA




AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN
CELEBRATION




KWANZAA

THE KWANZAA CELEBRATION

PRINCIPLES

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KWANZAA




Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States and
in other nations of the Western African diaspora in the Americas.

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). It
was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966–67.



KWANZAA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwanzaa



Dashiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dashiki




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THE KWANZAA
CELEBRATION




The 1960’s brought forth a new found awareness of self strength and
empowerment for African Americans. Abandoning negative self-images
and embracing our African past were our first steps toward this new
way of looking at ourselves. Further explorations transpired through
traditional African community concepts, dress and hairstyles. As the
desires for ties to an African past increased, Kwanzaa soon became an
ideal forum to further explore our cultural roots; recognizing the
unique heritage of African-Americans as fruits from both worlds.

Kwanzaa was founded in 1966 by Dr. Karenga who was a leading theorist
of The Black Movement in the 1960’s. His writing credits are quite
extensive and have appeared in many journals and anthologies. Kwanzaa’s
birth stems from a cultural idea and an expression of the US organization
which Brother Karenga headed. This new way of exploring self has blossomed
into the only nationally celebrated, native, non-religious, non-heroic,
non-political African-American holiday.

The name Kwanzaa is a Kiswahili word for "the first fruits of the harvest".
Kiswahili was chosen because it is a non-tribal African language which
encompasses a large portion of the African continent.



The Kwanzaa Celebration
http://kwanzaa.com/



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SEVEN
PRINCIPLES
OF KWANZAA




1. UMOJA

UMOJA (UNITY)to strive for and maintain unity
in the family, community, nation and race.


2. KUJICHAGULIA

Kujichagulia (self-determination) to define
ourselves, name ourselves, create for
ourselves and speak for ourselves.


3. UJIMA

Ujima (collective work and responsibility)
to build and maintain our community
together and make our sister's and
brother's problems our problems and
to solve them together.


4. UJAMAA

Ujamaa (cooperative economics) to build
and maintain our own stores, shops,
and other businesses together.


5. NIA

Nia (purpose) to make our collective
vocation the building of our community
to restore our people to their
traditional greatness.


6. KUUMBA

Kuumba (creativity) to do as much as we
can to leave our community more beautiful
and beneficial than we inherited it.


7. IMANI

Imani (faith) to believe with our hearts in
our people, our parents, our teachers, our
leaders and the righteousness and victory
of our struggle.




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DEFINITIONS:




HARAMBEE
Let us all work together

KARAMU
The feast

KIKOMBE CHA UMOJA
Unity cup

KINARA
Candle holder

MAZAO
Fruits, nuts, vegetables

MKEKA
Mat, usually straw

MISHUMAA SABA
seven candles

NGUZO SABA
Seven principles

TAMBIKO
Libation from the Unity Cup

UMOJA
Unity, the black center candle

VIBUNZI
Ear of corn

ZAWADI
Gifts



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KWANZAA
LINKS




7 Kwanzaa crafts for kids
http://blogs.babycenter.com/life_and_home/7-kwanzaa-crafts-for-kids/

AFRICAN AMERICANS
http://www.africanamericans.com/

AFRIQUE PUBLICATIONS
http://www.afriqueonline.com/

THE AFROCENTRIC EXPERIENCE
http://www.swagga.com/

All About Kwanzaa
http://www.timeforkids.com/photos-video/slideshow/all-about-kwanzaa/69136

The Black Candle: a Kwanzaa film narrated by Maya Angelou
http://www.theblackcandle.com

ENCHANTED LEARNING
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/

HOLIDAYS ON THE NET
http://www.holidays.net/



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Kwanzaa
http://www.jumpstart.com/parents/resources/holidays/kwanzaa

Kwanzaa
http://www.ducksters.com/holidays/kwanzaa.php

Kwanzaa
http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Category.aspx?CategoryID=542

Kwanzaa
http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/kwanzaa-history

Kwanzaa
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/kwanzaa1.html

Kwanzaa
http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/kwanzaa.shtml

Kwanzaa
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/holidays/kwanzaa/

Kwanzaa
http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/kwanzaa.shtml

Kwanzaa
https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/kwanzaa

Kwanzaa
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa
http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/kwanzaa/kwanzaa.htm

Kwanzaa
http://www.abcteach.com/directory/holidays-months-and-seasons-holidays-kwanzaa-3656-2-1

Kwanzaa
http://www.funsocialstudies.learninghaven.com/articles/kwanzaa.htm



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Kwanzaa Activities for Children
http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/kwanzaa/

Kwanzaa Crafts
http://lifestyle.howstuffworks.com/crafts/holiday-crafts/kwanzaa-crafts.htm

Kwanzaa Crafts and Activities
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/kwanza/

Kwanzaa for Kids
http://3boysandadog.com/kwanzaa-for-kids/

Kwanzaa Holiday Information
http://www.holidays.net/kwanzaa/index.htm

Kwanzaa Teacher Resources
https://www.teachervision.com/holidays/kwanzaa

THE OFFICIAL KWANZAA WEB SITE
http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/

Roots of Kwanzaa
https://chicagodefender.com/2016/12/24/roots-of-kwanzaa-celebrating-50-years/

Seven Interesting facts about Kwanzaa
http://www.pbs.org/black-culture/connect/talk-back/what-is-kwanzaa/

What Is Kwanzaa and Why Is it Celebrated?
http://racerelations.about.com/od/historyofracerelations/a/Celebratekwanzaa.htm

Why Kwanzaa was created by Karenga
http://www.africanholocaust.net/news_ah/kwanzaa.html



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