Archive for December 27th, 2008
Kwanzaa yenu iwe na heri! Happy Kwanzaa!
Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our Kwanzaa celebrations. This week-long festival honoring African American culture and history begins on December 26th and continues through New Year’s Day.
Come learn the story of Kwanzaa, a relatively new holiday that started in the 1960s and today is celebrated by 18 million Americans. Read about the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa and learn how these principles are evoked in African American homes during the week of Kwanzaa. Discover the meaning of the Kinara, a seven-branched candelabra lit throughout the week of Kwanzaa.
Do you know which Swahili expression the name Kwanzaa comes from? Learn the answer to this and many other Kwanzaa tidbits at our article entitled Did You Know? The Kwanzaa Edition.
We look forward to sharing our feast of Kwanzaa festivities with you over at Holidays on the Net.
Happy Kwanzaa from our family to yours!
The 2nd Day of Kwanzaa
The 2nd day of a week long festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history.
On the second day the black candle is again lit, as well as the farthest red candle on the left. This represents the 2nd principle of Kwanzaa – Kujichagulia (koo-jee-chah-goo-LEE-ah): Self-Determination
source: Kwanzaa on the Net – Seven Days of Celebration