Kwanzaa is a holiday celebrated by African-Americans across the U.S., from December 26th - January 1st. I have personally celebrated Kwanzaa for many years and in the last few years, it has become important to me to share my celebration with others in my community. I find that Kwanzaa is widely misunderstood and at times the butt of a joke. When I first heard of Kwanzaa, I did a lot of reading and exploring to understand the holiday myself. The more I learned about Kwanzaa, the more important it became for me to celebrate it. My mother, in her ever-supportive nature, bought me a Kwanzaa set. I would take a small corner of wherever I was living to decorate and celebrate. I have hosted dinners for friends to come over and celebrate with me. Even though this holiday is specifically for members of the African diaspora, living in America, I believe there is value in its principles for ALL people. I invite you to learn about Kwanzaa with me over the next seven days. You can follow this blog or check me out on Facebook.
For more information about Kwanzaa, please visit the official website at www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org.