Seven Days of Easy and Creative Kwanzaa Celebrations

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  • Preparation
  • Day 1: Umoja
  • Day 2: Kujichagulia
  • Day 3: Ujima
  • Day 4: Ujamaa
  • Day 5: Nia
  • Day 6: Kuumba
  • Day 7: Imani


From Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, Kwanzaa observers will acknowledge the Nguzo Saba, seven principles that serve to reinforce the basic values of building family and community. Take a look at seven days of easy and creative Kwanzaa celebrations. Natelege Whaley (@Natelege_) 

There are traditional procedures to celebrate Kwanzaa. Set a table with African cloth and place a mkeka mat kinara (the candle holder), mishumaa saba (the seven candles), mazao (crops), muhindi (corn), kikombe cha umoja (the unity cup) and zawadi (the gifts) on it. On each day, a candle is lit to symbolize each principal.

(Lee Ferinden / Correspondent) (Gainesville Sun /Landov)

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