Celebrating Kwanzaa—Learn more about this holiday

Kwanzaa is a, perhaps, lesser-known holiday, but growing increasingly in popularity and celebration. It was created nearly sixty years ago to unite African Americans in fellowship and community.

The seven principles of Kwanzaa, one celebrated each day of the holiday, are:

  • Umoja (oo–MO–jah): Unity
  • Kujichagulia (koo–gee–cha–goo–LEE–yah): Self-determination
  • Ujima (oo–GEE–mah): Collective Work and Responsibility
  • Ujamaa (oo–JAH–mah): Cooperative Economics
  • Nia (nee–YAH): Purpose
  • Kuumba (koo–OOM–bah): Creativity
  • Imani (ee–MAH–nee): Faith

Kwanzaa will be celebrated Saturday, December 26th, 2020 to Friday, January 1st, 2021. To learn more about the history and principles of Kwanzaa, please visit https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/kwanzaa-history.