Did You Know? Countdown to Kwanzaa 2009 (12/24)


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Kwanzaa

Dec 24 : 02 days till Kwanzaa

Did you know that the name Kwanzaa comes from a Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza,” meaning “first fruits of the harvest“?

During the holiday of Kwanzaa, many people exchange greetings in Swahili. A common greeting is “Habari Gani,” which is Swahili for “What’s the News.”

Did you know that on the last full day of Kwanzaa celebrants enjoy a large feast?

This feast, called karamu, is the high point of the holiday.

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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