Kwanzaa Mini Unit

Kwanzaa is a happy and spiritual holiday for African-Americans. The word Kwanzaa means "first" in Swahili, a language used in Africa, and has to do with harvest. Not all African-Americans celebrate Kwanzaa, and it has no ties to any religion. The main purpose or focus of Kwanzaa is to strengthen the black families. This celebration lasts 7 days starting on December 26 and ending on January 1. There are seven principles to live by that are celebrated during the 7 days of Kwanzaa. One principle is celebrated each day. The seven principles are then to be lived throughout the year to unify the family and remind them of their black heritage.