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This holiday was founded by Maulana Karenga in December of 1966, as a 7 day holiday that honors seven principles of African Heritage. It falls between December 26 and January 1 each year. Kwanzaa in Swahili, means first fruits of the harvest.
Many Christian African Americans who celebrate Kwanzaa do so in addition to observing Christmas.
How can you celebrate Kwanzaa today?