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Today is the 3rd day of Kwanzaa
The Purpose of Kwanzaa

According to the official website, Kwanzaa, which is celebrated each year between December 26 and January 1, was established to reinforce basic principles in African culture.  The principles include and emphasis on family and a respect for community culture. Recently the scope of Kwanzaa has expanded to include people of all backgrounds who feel these principles are important.

Kwanzaa invites participants to meditate on and interpret its values in ways that are relevant to our individual and collective goals. It is my belief that these principles should be applied to our lives throughout the year.

The Seven Principles

  1. Umoja - stands for Unity
  2. Kujichagulia - stands for Self-Determination
  3. Ujima - stands for Collective Work and Responsibility
  4. Ujamaa - stands for Cooperative Economics
  5. Nia - stands for Purpose
  6. Kuumba - stands for Creativity
  7. Imani - stands for Faith

 


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