Did You Know? Countdown to Kwanzaa 2009 (12/22)


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Kwanzaa

Dec 22 : 04 days till Kwanzaa

Did you know that Kwanzaa celebrants light a candle during each day of the holiday?

During Kwanzaa candles are placed in a special candleholder called the Kinara. There are seven candles used, each representing one of the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa.  

The first candle is black, symbolizing the African American people. The next three are red, representing the struggles of the black people. Next are three green candles, which symbolize hope for the future. The candles are lit from left to right.

Kwanzaa is a 7 day festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history. It is a time of celebration, community gathering, and reflection. A time of endings and beginnings. Kwanzaa begins on December 26th and continues until New Years Day, January 1st.

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