Kwanza in Swahili means ‘first fruits of the harvest. Kwanzaa is a week long celebration from 26th December – 1st January, guided by 7 principals as a beacon for life all year round. (more info)
The importance of togetherness for the family and community.
Principal 2. KUJICHAGULIA – SELF DETERMINATION
Defining our common interests and making own decisions for self, family & community.
Principal 3 – UJIMA – COLLECTIVE WORKS & RESPONSIBILITY
Obligations to the past, present & future. Working together to build communities and solving problems.
Principal 4. UJAMAA – COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS
To build and maintain businesses and profit from them.
Principal 5. NIA – PURPOSE
To look within ourselves to set personal goals for communal foundations
Principal 6. KUUMBA – CREATIVITY
To create and use artistic energies for nation building and improve our minds that leave community beautiful and beneficial.
Principal 7. IMANI – PURPOSE
As spiritual and natural people to regain faith, self-worth and confidence in ourselfs, teachers & leaders.