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Celebrate Kwanzaa

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Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a communal feast called Karamu, usually on the sixth day. It was created by activist Maulana Karenga, based on African harvest festival traditions from various parts of West and Southeast Africa

Since it was established in 1966, Kwanzaa has been celebrated every year from December 26th through January 1st by African American families. This holiday is inspired by the start of the harvest season in Africa, and comes from the word “first” in Swahili.

Donald Harrell, an adjunct Africana Studies professor, shared with Women’s Health Magazine, that the holiday was created “with the intention of connecting with the past to prepare for the future while acknowledging culture and identity.”

According to African beliefs, as long as those who came before you are remembered and honored, they are present today.

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