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Here are the latest articles and postings about Kwanzaa from our holiday blog site Holiday Rap.

(November 29) Today we?re celebrating . . . Electronic Greetings Day

Electronic Greetings Day
One of the most popular online services are Electronic Greeting Cards. And whether they’re called eGreetings or eCards, you can easily send birthday wishes to holiday greetings to friends and family from the comfort of your computer.

And what a perfect time to make you aware of our own eCard site – Holiday eCards on the Net – where you can send free holiday and general eCards. Right now we’ve got a great selection of Seasonal Greetings, Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa holiday egreetings to send.

Did You Know? Countdown to Kwanzaa (01/01/11)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Kwanzaa

Jan. 01 : Seventh Day of Kwanzaa

Did you know today is the seventh and final day of Kwanzaa?

On the seventh day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red candle, the next green, the final red and then the final green candle. This represents the 7th principle of KwanzaaImani (ee-MAH-nee): Faith.

The seventh principle is discussed. The family shares the Unity cup and all seven candles are extinguished. Kwanzaa is over.

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.

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(January 01) Today we?re celebrating. . . The 7th, and Final, Day of Kwanzaa

The 7th Day of Kwanzaa
The 7th, and last day, of a week long festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history.

On the seventh day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red candle, the next green, the final red and then the final green candle. This represents the 7th principle of Kwanzaa – Imani (ee-MAH-nee): Faith.

source: Kwanzaa on the Net – Seven Days of Celebration

Did You Know? Countdown to Kwanzaa (12/31)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Kwanzaa

Dec 31 : Sixth Day of Kwanzaa

Did you know today is the sixth day of Kwanzaa?

On the sixth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red, the next green and then the final red candle. This represents the 6th principle of Kwanzaa - Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah): Creativity.

The sixth day, which occurs on New Years Eve, is a special day. This is the day of the Kwanzaa Karamu or Kwanzaa Feast. It is also a special day to remember the family’s ancestors when the Unity cup is shared. After everyone has taken a drink the candles are extinguished.

But before the Karamu is over, the eldest member of those present will read the Tamshi La Tutaonana (TAM-shi la Tu-ta-u-NA-na) as a farewell statement to the feast and the year.

Then the elder leads the guests in the Harambee (ha-RAM-bee) salute. Each person raises their right fist about as high as their shoulder, then pulls down forcefully until the elbow is next to next to their torso, saying “Harambee!” This is done seven times in unison. This concludes the Karamu celebration.

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.

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(December 31) Today we?re celebrating. . . The 6th Day of Kwanzaa

The 6th Day of Kwanzaa
The 6th day of a week long festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history.

On the sixth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red, the next green and then the final red candle. This represents the 6th principle of Kwanzaa – Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah): Creativity.

The sixth day, which occurs on New Years Eve, is a special day. This is the day of the Kwanzaa Karamu or Kwanzaa Feast. In the spirit of celebration many families invite their friends and family to join in the festivities.

source: Kwanzaa on the Net – Seven Days of Celebration

Did You Know? Countdown to Kwanzaa (12/30)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Kwanzaa

Dec 30 : Fifth Day of Kwanzaa

Did you know today is the fifth day of Kwanzaa?

On the fifth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red and then the next green candle. This represents the 5th principle of KwanzaaNia (NEE-ah): Purpose.

The fifth principle is discussed. The family shares the Unity cup and the candles are extinguished.

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.

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(December 30) Today we?re celebrating. . . The 5th Day of Kwanzaa

The 5th Day of Kwanzaa
The 5th day of a week long festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history.

On the fifth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red and then the next green candle. This represents the 5th principle of Kwanzaa – Nia (NEE-ah): Purpose.

source: Kwanzaa on the Net – Seven Days of Celebration

Did You Know? Countdown to Kwanzaa (12/29)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Kwanzaa

Dec 29 : Fourth Day of Kwanzaa

Did you know today is the fourth day of Kwanzaa?

On the fourth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green. And then the next red candle on the left. This represents the 4th principle of Kwanzaa - Ujamaa (oo-jah-MAH): Collective economics.

The fourth principle is discussed. The family shares the Unity cup and the candles are extinguished.

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.

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(December 29) Today we?re celebrating. . . The 4th Day of Kwanzaa

The 4th Day of Kwanzaa
The 4th day of a week long festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history.

On the fourth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green. And then the next red candle on the left. This represents the 4th principle of Kwanzaa – Ujamaa (oo-jah-MAH): Collective economics.

source: Kwanzaa on the Net – Seven Days of Celebration

Did You Know? Countdown to Kwanzaa (12/28)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Kwanzaa

Dec 28 : Third Day of Kwanzaa

Did you know today is the third day of Kwanzaa?

On the third day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, and then the farthest right green candle. This represents the 3rd principle of Kwanzaa - Ujima (oo-JEE-mah): Collective work and responsibility.

The third principle is discussed. The family shares the Unity cup and the candles are extinguished.

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.

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