Kwanzaa Holiday Information

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“Kwanzaa yenu iwe na heri”

Welcome to A Celebration of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a 7 day festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history. It is a time of celebration, community gathering, and reflection. A time of endings and beginnings. Kwanzaa begins on December 26th and continues until New Years Day, January 1st.

Come learn the story of Kwanzaa, a relatively new holiday that started in the 1960s and today is celebrated by 18 million Americans. Read about the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa and learn how these principles are evoked in African American homes during the week of Kwanzaa. Discover the meaning of the Kinara, a seven-branched candelabra lit throughout the week of Kwanzaa.

Do you know which Swahili expression the name Kwanzaa comes from? Learn the answer to this and many other Kwanzaa tidbits at our article entitled Did You Know? The Kwanzaa Edition.

Finally, be sure to check out our extensive collection of Kwanzaa crafts, recipes and other holiday goodies. We also hope you will send a free Kwanzaa e-card to friends and family.

We look forward to sharing our feast of Kwanzaa festivities with you.

Happy Kwanzaa from our family to yours!

Did You Know? (Kwanzaa)

Facts, Figures & Folklore About Kwanzaa

When is Kwanzaa?

Here are the dates for Kwanzaa 2009-2020

The Festival of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a 7 day festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history.

Seven Days of Kwanzaa Celebration

Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa represents a different principle of the Nguzo Saba (Seven Principles). When a new candle is lit each day it represents one of these principles.

The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa

The foundation of Kwanzaa are the Seven Principles, or Nguzo Saba.
The Symbols of Kwanzaa

Along with the Seven Principles (Nguzo Saba) and the seven days of Kwanzaa, there are seven symbols or implements that are used in the celebration of the holiday.

The Kwanzaa Kinara

During Kwanzaa candles are placed in a special candleholder called the Kinara.

Lighting The Kwanzaa Kinara

Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa represents a different principle of the Nguzo Saba and a new candle is lit each day to represent one of thes principles.

Celebrating Kwanzaa At Home

Since Kwanzaa is a relatively new holiday, you, your family and your community can use your creativity and imagination in the way the holiday is observed.

 

Kwanzaa Recipes

Healthy, Wholesome, Vegan-friendly Recipes For Kwanzaa

 

 

Kwanzaa Crafts

Easy and fun craft projects for Kwanzaa

 

 

Kwanzaa Coloring Pictures

Just print out our holdiay pictueres. All you’ll need to bring are the crayons!

 

 

Kwanzaa Greeting Cards

Send your friends and family FREE Kwanzaa eGreeting cards

 

 



Kwanzaa African Fabric Ethnic Chic Woven Kente Cloth 37
Kwanzaa African Fabric Ethnic Chic Woven Kente Cloth 37"x 61"
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Hand Beaded African Zulu Amachunu Matron (makoti) Doll #3 16
Hand Beaded African Zulu Amachunu Matron (makoti) Doll #3 16"-great Kwanzaa Gift
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5 Head Unity Sculpture African Carved Wood Circle Of Life Stand Ghana/kwanzaa picture
5 Head Unity Sculpture African Carved Wood Circle Of Life Stand Ghana/kwanzaa
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Hand Beaded African Zulu Amachunu Sangoma (healer) Doll 13
Hand Beaded African Zulu Amachunu Sangoma (healer) Doll 13" - Great Kwanzaa Gift
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Hand Beaded African Zulu Amachunu Matron (makoti) Doll #2 11
Hand Beaded African Zulu Amachunu Matron (makoti) Doll #2 11"-great Kwanzaa Gift
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Dramatic Diamond Pattern Handmade African Zulu Beer/storage Basket - Kwanzaa picture
Dramatic Diamond Pattern Handmade African Zulu Beer/storage Basket - Kwanzaa
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Spectacular Hand Beaded African Zulu Pair Of Black Giraffe - Great Kwanzaa Gift picture
Spectacular Hand Beaded African Zulu Pair Of Black Giraffe - Great Kwanzaa Gift
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Gorgeous Vtg Hand Carved Kenya Black Marble Kwanzaa 7 Candelabra  picture
Gorgeous Vtg Hand Carved Kenya Black Marble Kwanzaa 7 Candelabra
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