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Happy Kwanzaa Day 5,
During Kwanzaa a special candle holder called a kinara is used. A kininara hold seven candles, three red ones on the left, three green ones on the right with a black in the center. Each night during Kwanzaa a candle is lit. The black, center is lit first and then it alternates between the red and green candles starting with the ones on the outside and moving inwards. This is quite similar to the lighting of the menorah in the Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah
Kwanzaa was first observed in 1966 celebrating African culture and identity.
The word Kwanzaa id derived from Swahili and translates to " First fruits".
The seven days of Kwanzaa celebration correspond with seven principles:
creativity and faith
(info taken from campbells.com
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What is Kwanzaa and how is it celebrated?
Kwanza (/'kwa:n.ze/) is a week long celebration in the United states and in other nations of the West African diaspora in the America. The celebration honors African-American heritage, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift giving.