Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa Explained

By |2018-12-11T13:34:13-06:00December 17th, 2018|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, Global Etiquette, Intercultural, International Holidays, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships|

Kwanzaa holiday by iStock Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga in an effort to form a strong community of Afro-Americans in the U.S. The holiday consists of 7 days where the family gathers and lights up one of the candles in the Kinara, the beautiful candle holder. The family [...]

Kwanzaa: Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture turns 50

By |2018-10-11T14:55:00-05:00December 26th, 2016|Cross-Cultural, Holiday Season, Lifestyle|

As Christmas comes to a close on December 25, the celebration of Kwanzaa begins on December 26 and ends on New Year's Day. This season of unity and patrimony brings African-American communities together for five days of colorful tradition and reflection. To commemorate this holiday, we delve into the intricate history and meaning behind Kwanzaa.