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Happy Kwanzaa! Day 7, IMANI

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.

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Tonight, 1st January we light the final green candle and discuss the principle of IMANI representing FAITH, which teaches us to believe in our people and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

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If you missed day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5, and/or day 6, please click on their respective page links.

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Happy Kwanzaa! Day 6, KUUMBA

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.

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Tonight, 31st December we light the third red candle and discuss the principle of KUUMBA representing CREATIVITY, which teaches us to use our creativity to maintain our community and leave it more beneficial than when we inherited it.

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I hope you return tomorrow for the last day of Kwanzaa, IMANI. If you missed day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4 and/or day 5, please click on their respective page links.


©️2020 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

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Happy Kwanzaa! Day 5, NIA

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.

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Tonight, 30th December we light the second green candle and discuss the principle of NIA representing PURPOSE, which teaches us to set goals for building and developing our community to restore greatness.

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I hope you return tomorrow for day 6 of Kwanzaa, KUUMBA. If you missed day 1, day 2, day 3 and/or day 4 please click on their page links.


©️2020 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

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Happy Kwanzaa! Day 4, UJAMAA

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, 29th December we light the second red candle and discuss the principle of UJAMAA representing COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS, which teaches us to build and maintain our own businesses and to profit from them together.

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I hope you return tomorrow for day 5 of Kwanzaa, NIA. If you missed day 1, Day 2 and/or day 3, please click on their page links.


©️2020 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

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Happy Kwanzaa! Day 3, UJIMA

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.

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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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I hope you return tomorrow for day 4 of Kwanzaa, UJAMAA. If you missed day 1 and/or Day 2, please click on their page links.


©️2020 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half