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Learn the Principles of Kwanzaa and Celebrate African American Cultural Heritage

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 Kwanzaa is celebrated for seven days beginning on December 26 and lasting through January 1. It’s a secular festival observed by many African Americans it’s a celebration of their cultural heritage and traditional values. Kwanzaa is a cultural holiday, not a religious holiday, it can be celebrated alongside other major religious and secular holidays.

The FIRST DAY of Kwanzaa: It was the first day of Kwanzaa, and the community was buzzing with excitement. People were eager to celebrate the first principle of the holiday: Umoja, or Unity. Everyone was encouraged to strive for and maintain unity in their families, communities, nations, and races is Umoja (Unity), this principle is to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.

Day 2 of Kwanzaa is Kujichaguli (self-determination), this principle defines - Being responsible for your own conduct and behavior.

Day 3 of Kwanzaa is Ujima (collective work and responsibility) to build and maintain our community together and make our community’s problems our problems and solve them together.

Day 4 of Kwanzaa is Ujamaa (cooperative economics) To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and profit from them together.

Day 5 of Kwanzaa is Nia (purpose) to make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

Day 6 of Kwanzaa is Kuumba (creativity) to do always as much as we can to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

Day 7 of Kwanzaa is Imani (faith) to believe with all our hearts in our people and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

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