is a week-long celebration held in the United States
(and more recently, Canada
) but also celebrated in the Western African Diaspora
. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture
, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.
Kwanzaa has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba
, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics
, purpose, creativity, and faith. It was created by Maulana Karenga
, and was first celebrated in 1966–67." - Wikipedia
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