Kwanzaa is a celebration about the african diaspora in the Americas
It is from 26th of December to 1st of January.
The Kwanza ceremony is celebrated for 7 days and each day has a special meaning which is meditated throughout the day for the benefit of the person, the families and of course the community and the entire nation no matter what religion the person practices, and much less their race or cultural custom.
As Ayanna explained to us and according to the website www.rollingout.com, "Kwanzaa is a cultural celebration with a cultural base. The Nguzo Saba is a set of unifying principles that give strength and empowerment to the African-American community. The foundation of this celebration is based on the seven principles. "
The principles are:
1. Umoja (Unity) to serve and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.
2. Kijichagulia (Self-determination) to define, name, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.
3. Ujima (collective work and responsibility) to build and maintain our community together and make our brothers 'and sisters' problems our problems, and solve them together.
4. Ujamaa (cooperative economy) to build and maintain our own businesses ... and take advantage of them together.
5. Nia (Purpose) to make our collective vocation the building and develop our community to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
6. Kuumba (Creativity) to always do more than we can and
7. Imani (Faith) to believe with all our heart in our people, parents, teachers, leaders and justice in the victory of our struggles.