Cultural Events, Kwanzaa, Universal Connections

☀️❤🖤💚Happy Kwanzaa❤🖤💚☀️

These are the seven principles of Kwanzaa…

Kwanzaa comes from the Swahili phrase “matunday ya kwanza,” which means “first fruits,”

The holiday was created in 1966 by Maulana Karenga and became popular in the 1980s and 1990s in tandem with the black power movement. The holiday is defined by the seven principals and each day of the festival is dedicated to a specific one, marked by lighting a candle on the kinara, a seven-branched candelabra.

Day 4 & Principle 4

Cooperative economics. Similar to ujima, this principle refers to uplifting your community economically. “To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together,”

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