Kwanzaa, what the heck is it?
Kwanzaa seven principles are known as the Nguzo Saba. Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of seven principles
Kwanzaa what the heck is it
|Kwanzaa seven principles are known as the Nguzo Saba|
The colors of Kwanzaa are black, red and green; Black for the people, red for their struggle, and green for the future and success that comes from their struggle.
What Kwanzaa is not
- Kwanzaa is not an African Christmas celebration or a black Christmas.
- Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday, nor is it meant to replace Christmas.
- Kwanzaa is not African rather honors African heritage and culture.
- You do not have to be black to celebrate Kwanzaa as the official Kwanzaa website states, “The principles of Kwanzaa and the message of Kwanzaa has a universal message for all people of good will. It is rooted in African culture, and we speak as Africans must speak, not just to ourselves, but to the world.”
What Kwanzaa is
- People of many faiths, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds celebrate Kwanzaa.
- Kwanzaa is a time for all communities to gather together to celebrate ancestry, African culture, future, and past endeavors and virtues.
- Kwanzaa can be used as a positive force in all communities.
- Kwanzaa pays respect to our beloved ancestors and to our elders for their wisdom, knowledge, honor, and fortitude.