KWANZAA is a seven day cultural holiday honored in the African and African-American communities, in celebration of their culture, family, and history. It is observed in the US from 26th December – 1st January. The name Kwanzaa, or “matunda ya kwanza” in the Swahili language, translates to “first fruits” and it signifies the first fruits of the harvest.
Tonight, 28th December we light the first green candle and discuss the principle of UJIMA representing COLLECTIVE WORK AND RESPONSIBILITY, which teaches us to build and maintain our community together. In doing so, your and your neighbor’s respective problems should be viewed as a shared responsibility in finding solutions.
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