Kwanzaa

The virtual community celebration has concluded.

Re-watch the celebration below!

Warmth & togetherness. Joy & prosperity. Let the light of Kwanzaa bring happiness to your home.


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.