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Do you celebrate Kwanzaa

If you do what are some of your family traditions that you follow during Kwanzaa.

happy kwanzaa


Asked by RyansMom001 at 5:37 AM on Dec. 26, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Yes, we do. Each day we incorporate the who, what, when where and whys of the daily meanings, and we have a dedication ritual to honor those meanings through out the next yr. We have story telling, dancing, songs, we exchange hand made gifts, and b/c I a practice magick we also do rituals to invoke the spirit of our ancestors. We give thanks to life by feeding our aloe era plant, and we enjoy our family with breakfast and candle lights. On the 30th we pay tribute to a family member who was murdered a few yrs back and of course on day seven we feast (vegetarian style)!

    Thank you, and...

    happy kwanzaa to you too!


    Answer by sugahmamma at 6:22 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • We don't. I noticed someone posted a Kwanzaa question a few days ago (along with a similar one for Christmas and Hannukah) and it didn't get any responses. I'm wondering if we have any Kwanzaa moms here.

    For caramelH - Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration held in the United States honoring universal African heritage and culture, marked by participants lighting a kinara (candle holder). It is observed from December 26 to January 1 every year. It was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga.

    We learned a little about it during our study of winter holidays this year, but we are taking the week of Kwanzaa off from school, so we aren't doing anything for it.

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:55 AM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • whats that ? may i know plz ? thx

    Answer by caramelH at 8:51 AM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • No...but I try to make Soul Food for MLK Day. (Best as this White Girl can!)

    Answer by MamaK88 at 11:30 AM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • Nope

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 5:45 PM on Dec. 26, 2010