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mardi, décembre 26, 2006

Happy Kwanzaa

"Kwanzaa (or Kwaanza) is a week-long Pan-African secular holiday primarily honoring African-American heritage. It is observed from December 26 to January 1 each year, almost exclusively in the US. Kwanzaa consists of seven days of celebration, featuring activities such as candle-lighting and pouring of libations, and culminating in a feast and gift-giving. It was founded by Ron Karenga, and first celebrated from December 26, 1966, to January 1, 1967. Karenga calls Kwanzaa the African American branch of "first fruits" celebrations of classical African cultures."

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As for the different meaning of each day, please read below:

December 26th Unity (Umoja)
December 27th Self-Determination (Kujichagulia)
December 28th Collective Work & Responsibility (Ujima)
December 29th Cooperative Economics (Ujamaa)
December 30th Purpose (Nia)
December 31st Creativity (Kuumba)
January 1st Faith (Imani)

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