MelaNet: Kwanzaa Information Center

Kwanzaa is a relatively new celebration lasting from December 26 through January 1. This African-American holiday celebrating culture focuses on Nguzo Sabo, or the seven principles. Use this website to learn the history behind Kwanzaa as well as the symbols that are part of the celebration. The seven principles emphasize social and spiritual ideals. You can find the Swahili terms for each principle and read a description of what they mean. This is a family and community festivity that strives to strengthen cultural ties.

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