Did You Know? Countdown to Kwanzaa 2009/10 (01/01)


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Folklore about Kwanzaa

Jan. 01 : Seventh Day of Kwanzaa

Did you know today is the seventh and final day of Kwanzaa?

On the seventh day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red candle, the next green, the final red and then the final green candle. This represents the 7th principle of KwanzaaImani (ee-MAH-nee): Faith.

The seventh principle is discussed. The family shares the Unity cup and all seven candles are extinguished. Kwanzaa is over.

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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