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Faith/Imani Day: Seventh Day of Kwanzaa

January 1, 2013
Faith/Imani Day: Seventh Day of Kwanzaa

HAPPY KWANZAA A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture The Principle Imani: “Commitment, duty, and obligation to trust and believe in our people and our parents and our meet all challenges and to make progress.” Faith Theme: Believing in ourselves and our people Today is the seventh and final day of Kwanzaa. Families, friends,...
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Creativity/Kuumba Day: Six Day of Kwanzaa

December 30, 2012
Creativity/Kuumba Day: Six Day of Kwanzaa

HAPPY KWANZAA A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture The Principle Kuumba: “Commitment, duty, and obligation to the practice of continuous improvement.” Creativity Theme: Leaving our families, community, and world a better place to live, work, and love Today is the six day of Kwanzaa. Families, friends, and communities come together on this day...
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Nia/Purpose: Fourth Day of Kwanzaa

December 29, 2012
Nia/Purpose: Fourth Day of Kwanzaa

HAPPY KWANZAA “A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture” Nia/Purpose: “Commitment, duty, and obligation to contribute to the morally serious purpose and noble goal, of nation building, i.e. , the quest to recover and restore the African American family, community, and people as a whole” Nia Theme: “Nation Building” Today is the fourth day...
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Ujamaa/Cooperative Economic: Fourth Day of Kwanzaa

December 28, 2012
Ujamaa/Cooperative Economic: Fourth Day of Kwanzaa

HAPPY KWANZAA “A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture” Ujamaa/Cooperative Economic: “Commitment, duty, and obligation to promote and help build and maintain cooperative enterprises and initiatives the services of the family, neighborhood, and the human good.” Ujamaa Theme: “Sharing and Caring” Today is the fourth day of Kwanzaa. Family (and friends) come together to...
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Collective Work and Responsibility/Ujima: Third Day of Kwanzaa

December 27, 2012
Collective Work and Responsibility/Ujima: Third Day of Kwanzaa

HAPPY KWANZAA A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture Ujima/Collective Work and Responsibility: “Commitment, duty, and obligation to work together with others to solve our family and community problems together and engage in collective projects that will advance the well-being of the family, neighborhood, and the common good.” Ujima Theme: “Be Watchful over Each...
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Self-Determination/Kujichagulia: Second Day of Kwanzaa

December 26, 2012
Self-Determination/Kujichagulia: Second Day of Kwanzaa

HAPPY KWANZAA A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture The Kujichagulia Principle:: “Commitment, duty, and responsibility to speak and act in the interest of African Americans and the human good.” Kujichagulia Theme: Dignity and Respect Today is the second day of Kwanzaa. Family (and friends) come together to celebrate the Self-Determination principle. At the...
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Unity/Umoja Day: First Day of Kwanzaa

December 25, 2012
Unity/Umoja Day: First Day of Kwanzaa

HAPPY KWANZAA A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture The Principle Umoja: “Commitment, duty, and obligation to make every effort to promote and   practice harmony and togetherness in the family, community, nation and race, minimizing behaviors and actions which bring about and foster conflict and dissension.” Unity Theme: Togetherness & Harmony Today is the first...
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The Spiritual Aspect of Kwanzaa

December 20, 2012

One of the many appeals of Kwanzaa is its spiritual aspect. Inasmuch as Kwanzaa is a non religious, cultural holiday, it nevertheless has a strong spiritual aspect which is embraced by both the secular and faith-based communities. Indeed, the hyper commercialization the holiday season, especially as it relates to Christmas, has created a yearning...
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Tips on Preparing for Kwanzaa 2012

December 17, 2012
Tips on Preparing for Kwanzaa 2012

Preparing in advance for Kwanzaa will certainly maximize your experience in celebrating the Kwanzaa holiday. Thus, the following prompts will help you to gain the greatest value from the Kwanzaa celebration, which begins December 26th and ends January 1. First, obtain or retrieve your “Kwanzaa Set.” The Kwanzaa Set is central and essential to...
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Kwanzaa: Imani/Faith Principle

December 10, 2012
Kwanzaa: Imani/Faith Principle

Imani/Faith: “Commitment, duty, and obligation to trust and believe in our people and our parents and our meet all challenges and to make progress.” “Faith is the substance and spirit which makes “tired hearts refreshed and dead hopes stir with the nearness of life; faith is the “promise of tomorrow at the close of...
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