How is Kwanzaa celebrated?



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    Essentially, it is a way for the black culture of America to come together and celebrate what they have accomplished as a whole–as such, they observe the holiday by celebrating the principles their African ancestors have believed in (unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith). There are candle-lighting for each of the days from December 26-January 1, performances that deal with the culture, discussions on the principle of the day, and feasts. I’d recommend watching the documentary “The Black Candle” for more information; it really highlights the main points of the celebration, and the black rights movements in their entirety.

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    Kwanzaa consists of seven days of celebration, featuring activities such as candle lighting and libations, a feast and gift giving. It honors universal African heritage and culture and is observed from December 26- january 1st. Maulana Karenga created Kwanzaa in 1966 as the first specific African American holiday. Families decorate their homes with objects of art; color African cloth such as kente, and fresh fruits that represent African idealism. 

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