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Kwanzaa: The First Fruits Celebration- Ujamaa Day

December 29, 2015
Kwanzaa: The First Fruits Celebration- Ujamaa Day

  This is the fourth day of the Kwanzaa, Ujamaa or Cooperative Economics Day: “To build and develop investments and revenue sharing projects collectively and to profit from them together.”       The Ingathering Activity Today, the family and/or friends come together to discuss ways for the family, and/or friends and community to...
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Kwanzaa The First Fruits Celebration Ujima Day

December 28, 2015
Kwanzaa The First Fruits Celebration Ujima Day

Today is the third day of Kwanzaa, a celebration of the principle Ujima, Collective Work and Responsibility: “The mutual responsibility to care for and assist each other in times of need, and to support each other’s aspirations and life’s goals. The Ingathering  On Ujima Day, the family ingathering centers on mutual aid and responsibility...
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Kwanzaa The First Fruits Celebration Kujichagulia Day

December 26, 2015
Kwanzaa The First Fruits Celebration Kujichagulia Day

Today , the second day of Kwanzaa is Kujichagulia (Self-determination) Day. The essence of the meaning of this principle is for African Americans to think and act in their own interest based on their own particular needs and grounded in their history and culture. Every people thinks and acts from its cultural and historical...
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Kwanzaa The First Fruits Celebration: Umoja Day

December 26, 2015
Kwanzaa The First Fruits Celebration: Umoja Day

This is the first day of the Kwanzaa, Umoja Day. Today, the family and/or friends come together to celebrate family, the common good, and the love, caring, and sharing that is the foundation of our existence and the social glue which binds us as family. The Ingathering Activity The ingathering activity has historical significance....
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Umoja/Unity Day

December 26, 2014
Umoja/Unity Day

  Today is the first day of Kwanzaa, a celebration of the Kwanzaa principle Umoja/Unity. This principle stresses and promotes that the immediate and extended family construct our family lives around thought and family practice which encourages harmonious relations. That is to say, we speak to each other in ways which center on love...
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Time To Take Stock: Kwanzaa Midyear Assessment

June 12, 2014
Time To Take Stock: Kwanzaa Midyear Assessment

  Midyear Kwanzaa Assessment Six months out from Kwanzaa (December 26, 2014), its time to take inventory of what has been accomplished relative to the Seven Principles. This is a time for the family to come together and to evaluate the progress of family members in achieving their Kwanzaa commitments. For children and youth,...
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Kwanzaa Family Ingathering

December 17, 2013
Kwanzaa Family Ingathering

Family ingathering, one of the essential daily Kwanzaa rituals, is the starting point for the celebration of Kwanzaa. As a cultural holiday that places a premium and priority on building strong families and family ties, the ingathering activity is a way for family members to reinforce the bonds of affection which tether them together...
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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 Kwanzaa Activity of Pouring Libation: Honoring our Parents

October 30, 2012
The Kwanzaa Activity of Pouring Libation: Honoring our Parents

The Kwanzaa activity of pouring of libation is a spiritual and venerable act which has its roots in traditional African societies. It was done then and is done now to honor those who have gone before us. Their lives and contributions made it possible for us to live with more dignity, freedom, possibilities, and...
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Kwanzaa Ingathering: Reinforcing Family Togetherness

October 25, 2012
Kwanzaa Ingathering: Reinforcing Family Togetherness

One of the most meaningful activities of Kwanzaa is the daily ingathering activity. Based on the celebrations in traditional African societies, often referred to as the first fruits celebrations in which families and the larger community would come together to celebrate the harvest, the common good, and the coming of a new year, Kwanzaa...
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