Kwanzaa Celebration

Kwanzaa is a celebration that is observed throughout the United States and Africa.

It starts on December 26th and ends on January 1st. Here are the 7 principles:

1st principle: Umoja/Unity

To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race

2nd principle: Kujichagulia/Self-determination

To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves

3rd principle: Ujima/Collective work and responsibility

To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems and solve them together.

4th principle: Ujamaa/Cooperative economics

To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.

5th principle: Nia/Purpose

To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to the traditional greatness.

6th principle: Kuumba/Creativity

To do always as much as we can, in the way we can to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

7th principle:  Imani

To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

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