What is Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa is a non-religious cultural holiday that is celebrated around the world from December 26 - January 1 of the New Year. The celebration is designed to promote cultural pride, dignity, and foster a vibrant and healthy community.
There are seven principles highlighted during the season of Kwanzaa:
- Umoja, Unity - to be unified as a diverse amalgamation of one people
- Kujichagulia, Self Determination - to drive oneself to achieve one's goals
- Ujima, Collective Work and Responsibility - to work for the community
- Ujamaa, Cooperative Economics - to economically support each other
- Nia, Purpose - to commit oneself to the betterment of our community
- Kuumba, Creativity - to do whatever you can in the way you can
- Imani, Faith - to believe in what you are doing and its outcome.
Purchase a Kinara
The main symbol of Kwanzaa is a Kinara with 7 candles (each representing one of the principles of Kwanzaa).
This year you can purchase your own set for $80 whether you're an organization looking to educate your members about Kwanzaa, or a family that wishes to celebrate Kwanzaa in your own home this holiday.
All proceeds go towards funding Jaku Konbit's Programs. If you are interested send us a message or call 613-567-0600.