Archive for December 27th, 2008

Tonight is the 7th Night of Chanukah (12/27/08)

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

A Chanukah Video Highlight

"Kenny Ellis – Swingin’ Dreidel"

December 27, 2008: The 7th Night of Chanukah

Remember – You can check out a new holiday video each day right here or check out our Chanukah Video page for past video highlights.

Holiday Invite: Kwanzaa on the Net

Saturday, 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.

Finally, be sure to check out our extensive collection of Kwanzaa crafts, recipes and other holiday goodies. We also hope you will send a free Kwanzaa e-card to friends and family.

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!

 

 

(December 27) Today we're celebrating. . .  The 2nd Day of Kwanzaa

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

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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

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