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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!


Kwanzaa begins Monday December 26, 2011




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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 Blog
Check out the latest articles and postings about Kwanzaa from our holiday blog site - Holiday Rap

(November 29) Today we?re celebrating . . . Electronic Greetings Day
Did You Know? Countdown to Kwanzaa (01/01/11)
(January 01) Today we?re celebrating. . . The 7th, and Final, Day of Kwanzaa
Did You Know? Countdown to Kwanzaa (12/31)
(December 31) Today we?re celebrating. . . The 6th Day of Kwanzaa
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


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