Kwanzaa is celebrated in the United States from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1.
The seven-day festival of Kwanzaa, which celebrates African-American heritage and culture, starts Wednesday, Dec. 26 and ends Tuesday, Jan. 1. Here are some facts about the week-long holiday. Tell Us: Do you have any facts about Kwanzaa that you would like to share? Please write them in the comments section below. This list was compiled with information from City News Service.
What do you really know about the celebration of Kwanzaa?
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Julie Bergh
Sunday, December 26, 2010
We are hearing more and more about the celebration of Kwanzaa every year, yet many of us don't have a clue what Kwanzaa is really about. We see clips on the news of Kwanzaa events, we eye the colorful clothing and elaborate headdresses and yet most of us have never taken the time to understand or appreciate this cultural celebration. So what is Kwanzaa and what really happens during the celebration? Kwanzaa is an African-American and Pan-African celebration that begans Dec. 26 and ends on Jan. 1. Kwanzaa was first celebrated in 1966 and was founded by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor of african studies at California State University in Long Beach. The professor felt the need to express what it means to be African and human and to continue …