Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture


KwanzaaKwanzaa, first celebrated in 1966, is traditionally celebrated from December 26th through January 1st. It is a spiritual, festive and joyous celebration of the oneness and goodness of life, with the focus centered around the Seven Principles.

During Kwanzaa candles are placed in a special candleholder called the Kinara. There are seven candles (Mishumaa Saba) used, each representing one of the Seven Principles (Nguzo Saba) of Kwanzaa:

Kwanzaa Symbols