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Winter Holidays and Celebrations: Kwanzaa

Learn about different holidays celebrated around the world!


Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration held in the United States that honors African heritage in African-American culture. It was created in 1966, pulling from several African Harvest ceremonies, and revolves around 7 principles and symbols which represent and reflect African culture and reinforce the idea of community.  Kwanzaa is observed from December 26th to January 1st and culminates in gift-giving and a big feast.

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