I have a few questions, and I know if I post this in a group I'll get all kids of folks all hot and bothered and I don't want it turned into some sort of racial b*tch fest and I don't feel like getting a new one ripped. Here goes: Can white people celebrate Kwaanza, does Kwaanza have anyother celebrations during the year, what is the basis of Kwaanza? Is it secular?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:15 PM on Nov. 23, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by bonn777 at 8:42 PM on Nov. 23, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:40 PM on Nov. 23, 2009
I am white and I celebrate Kwanzaa. I do it mostly because my 3 oldest are mixed and I want them to know about their heritage and the struggles their ancestors went through, but I see nothing wrong with anyone of any color celebrating it.
Answer by Ibelongtojesus at 7:54 AM on Nov. 24, 2009
So the guy that came up with Kwanza, brought these traditions over from Africa with him? These are based in African tradition? I guess what I am asking is where did these or were these principals derived from? Do tribes in Africa celebrate Kwanzaa? Is Kwanzaa big in Africa, like Christmas or Hanukkah in the US?
Answer by Anonymous at 10:44 AM on Nov. 24, 2009
Kwanzaa is not an African holiday. It is an American holiday based on the principles one man (really more than one man, but he codified it & put his name on it) observed while visiting different areas of Africa which he assumed his ancestors had come from. The holiday isn't a direct transplant, but a new (only about 40 yrs old) holiday based on African tradition. As far as I know it hasn't travelled back across the ocean in any significant way.
Answer by nysa00 at 12:08 PM on Nov. 24, 2009
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