What are 5 countries that celebrate Kwanzaa?
Don't trust people's answers, the only correct answer is america
Don't trust people's answers, the only correct answer is america
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Kwanzaa is celebrated by some African-Americans in the UnitedStates of America. The colors, black, red, and green, represent the candles and sevenprinciples of the long lasting "Christmas and New Years" gettogether celebration. Kwanzaa is a non-religious African American holiday whichcelebrates fam…ily, community, and culture. It is celebrated forseven days: December 26 - January 1. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase "matunda ya kwanza"which means "first fruits" in Swahili. The kinara is the center ofthe Kwanzaa setting and represents the original stalk from which wecame: our ancestry. Kwanzaa, which will be celebrated for the 44th time in 2009. It wasestablished by Dr Maulana Karenga. . Decorating the home with the colors of the African flag( bendera ): black for the people, red for their struggle, andgreen for the future and hope that comes from their struggle. . Laying out a straw or cloth mat ( mkeka ) in a place ofhonor in the home. Upon it are placed: a candleholder( kinara ) with one central black candle, three red candles toits left and three green candles to its right; crops( mazao ), including bananas, plantains, mangoes or whateverthe family favorites are; ears of corn ( muhindi ),representing the children; and a unity cup filled with water, grapejuice or wine ( kikombe cha umoja ). Other objects of Africanheritage may be added. . Lighting the kinara : the black candle on the firstnight, the black one plus the leftmost red one on the next night,those two plus the rightmost green one on the next, etc. Eachcandle represents one of Kwanzaa's seven principles ( nguzosaba ). . Pouring libations from the unity cup in the corners of the roomto honor the African ancestors, then passing it around for all tosip. . Holding a communal feast ( karamu ) on December 31, withfood and an educational program. . Exchanging enriching and culturally significant gifts( zawadi ). The traditional Kwanzaa greeting is "Habari gani?" The answer isthe principle for that day: umoja (unity), kujichagulia (self-determination), ujima (collectivework and responsibility), ujamaa (cooperative economics), nia (purpose), kuumba (creativity), and imani (faith). (MORE)
Kwanzaa is a holiday that is celebrated by African-Americans. This holiday was designed to strengthen African-American communtities everywhere.
GIFTS Kuumba (creativity) is greatly encouraged. Not only is Kuumba one of the seven principles, it also brings a sense of personal satisfaction and puts one squarely into the spirit of Kwanzaa. Therefore, those symbols that can be made, should be made. The giving of gifts during Kwanzaa should be… affordable and of an educational or artistic nature. Gifts are usually exchanged between parents and children and traditionally given on January 1st, the last day of Kwanzaa. However, gift giving during Kwanzaa may occur at any time. (MORE)
What the other person put was for Hanakkah. But, I don't know how Kwanzaa is celebrated. I know it lasts for 7 days and the first one was celebrated from December 26, 1966, to January 1, 1967. The candle holder used is called a kinara.
Kwanzaa is a 7 day festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history. It is a time of celebration, community gathering, and reflection. A time of endings and beginnings. Kwanzaa begins on December 26th, the day after Christmas , and continues until New Years Da…y, January 1st. Each evening a family member, usually the youngest child, lights candles in a special candle holder (kinara) and discusses one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. On the sixth day, which falls on New Years Eve, family and friends get together to enjoy a large feast and to celebrate their history, culture, and the upcoming new year. (MORE)
Kwanzaa was created in the U.S. for African-American pride. About 98% of the people who celebrate Kwanzaa are from the US And Are Black.
Kwanzaa is celebrated for the 7 days from December 26 to January 1 that was invented by Ron Karenga in 1966 as the first African-American holiday. It is a holiday hoping to reunite African-Americans with their African cultural and historical heritage. The name Kwanzaa means first fruits in Swahili..….matunda ya kwanza. The Kwanzaa holiday celebrates the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa and they are: 1. Umoja (Unity in the family, neighborhood, nation and race) 2. Kujichagulia (Self-Determination, to create, name, speak for and define ourselves) 3. Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility to maintain a community and allow our brother and sisters problems to be our problems as well, and to help solve them) 4. Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics to build up and maintain our own stores, shops, and businesses and maintain them and to profit from them.) 5. Nia (Purpose to make it our collective goal to build up and help develope our neighborhoods and restore our people to greatness.) 6. Kuumba (Creativity To do as much as we can to improve our community making it more beautiful and functioning than it was before us.) 7. Imani (Faith, to belive with all our heart in each other and to believe in the rightness of our struggles, and to believe that we will be victorious.) (MORE)
actually about 2% of black American's celebrate Kwanzaa, about 14% of the black community know the holiday was a made up holiday i believe in the year 1966!
Kwanzaa is a unique African-American celebration with focus on the traditional African values of family, community responsibility, commerce, and self-improvement. Kwanzaa is neither political nor religious and despite some misconceptions, is not a substitute for Christmas. It is simply a time of rea…ffirming African-American people, their ancestors and culture. Kwanzaa, which means "first fruits of the harvest" in the African language Kiswahili, has gained tremendous acceptance. Since its founding in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa has come to be observed by more than 18 million people worldwide, as reported by the New York Times. When establishing Kwanzaa in 1966, Dr. Karenga included an additional "a" to the end of the spelling to reflect the difference between the African American celebration (kwanzaa) and the Motherland spelling (kwanza). Kwanzaa is a 7 day long period of finding yourself as well as finding your ancestors who still live inside your African soul. (MORE)
T he dates of the celebration, December 26 - January 1, were chosen to correspond to the end of the year celebrations in America. Kwanzaa begins the day after Christmas. This to bypass the commercial buying period but to take advantage of the seasonal holiday spirit. Source: http://www.flowercoun…cil.org/us/events/Activities/Kwanzaa.asp (MORE)
it is also celebrated by a lighting of 8 candles or 9... its one ofthose
Kwanzaa creates a sense of love and belonging to a people who were literally ripped from their homeland, raped, murdered, whose family structure was ripped apart, had no country or motherland, and no native tongue. Because of these human rights atrocities, this holiday, similar to the winter solsti…ce or harvest celebrations of old, was created to give Blacks, I am not from Africa, therefore the term African-American is inappropriate, a sense of oneness and community. (MORE)
Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua celebrate their independence on such day.
No, depending on what religion they are, they celebrate other holidays too. (ex. African American Christians also celebrate Christmas, Easter, etc.)
Kwanzaa can be celebrated anywhere, but African-Americans celebrate Kwanzaa. Not all Africa-Americans, it is usually celebrated by people that speak African and people that have lived in Africa. It can be celebrated anywhere because if Africans come from Africa to the United States they will still c…elebrate Kwanzaa. United states (MORE)
Kwanzaa is is a weeklong celebration held in united states honoring universal African heritage and culture,observed from December 26 until January 1.So Kwanzaa is celebrated to show people that africans can celebrate their culture because of the improvement their culture has improved.
Dr. Maulana Karenga made up the holiday(week) and claims it is celebrated across the world.
What country does Kwanzaa what? Kwanzaa has no religious, secular, or geographical claims; therefore this holiday is not tainted by some of the things that ruin the Christmas holiday starting with the lie that Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ, whose name is Yahshua by the way and n…ot Jesus Christ. Man created Christmas not Yahweh for their own selfish, manipulative, and controlling gains. We can see that manifested today. Think about it, we now see Christmas advertisements long before Thanksgiving now. Before this religious revelation, which is an arbitrary date chosen for how close the date coincided with some pagan celebrations. Then, Christmas or some form or another of the holiday, was celebrated without putting Yahweh's name in it. (MORE)
Kwanzaa is an African-American heritage celebration. It is celebrated in the United States. For more information, please see the Related Link below.
To show that the harvest has been good is the reason for including fruit when celebrating Kwanzaa. Specifically, the crops are one of the seven symbols of Kwanzaa. The other six symbols are the corn, the gifts, the seven candles of unity, self-determination, collective responsibility, cooperati…ve economics, purpose, creativity and faith; the special candle holder called the kinara; and the unity cup. (MORE)
There isn't certain rules say white people cant, it is just majorly celebrated by African -Americans and was created by some one of African heritage, it is just celebrating your ancestory
Assuming there are two of you, and you're male, you'd be called a couple of wild and crazy guys.
To keep in mind their African heritage African-Americans in the United States of America celebrate kwanzaa. The celebration is held from December 26 until January 1. Included in the celebration is the lighting of the seven candles of unity, self-determination, collective responsibility, cooperative… economics, purpose, creativity and faith. (MORE)
Although Kwanzaa is celebrated primarily in the US, actually the answer is "Yes." While Kwanzaa is not currently a National Holiday in South Africa, numerous Pan-Afrikan organizations in South Africa observe/celebrate Kwanzaa, one being the Global Afrikan Congress (GAC).
There are seven Latin American Countries that celebrate their independence in September Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua celebrate on September 15th. The two other countries that celebrate in September are Mexico, and Chilie.
Kwanzaa uses a candle holder to signify the 7 principles of the holiday.Each day ,a new candle is lit and a unity cup is used for celebrators to drink from that symbolizes the long standing tradition of African American heritage in agriculture and beyond. i wish this could help u a little bit
There is no definite record of Inuits ever having celebrated Kwanzaa. Specifically, the Inuits live in Alaska, Canada, Denmark, and Siberia. In contrast, Kwanzaa is a festive celebration of African heritage by African-Americans in the United States of America. It runs from December 26 until January… 1. (MORE)
No. Kwanzaa is celebrated mainly by African Americans (and African Canadians). The majority of those people are Christian, so they also celebrate Christmas.
No, kwanza was invented by African Americans in the 70's during the black power and black is beautiful movement. It's estimated that 1,000,000-3,000,000 African American practice this celebration(which is a mix of different African beliefs and traditions). Africans don't celebrate kwanza, only chris…tains(exception African Jews). (MORE)
Kwanzaa is celebrated in the United States, the western Africa Diaspora, and other countries of the Americas.
The last week of December 1966 was the first time Kwanzaa was celebrated. The festive celebrations of the influence of the African heritage on African-American culture in the United States of America lasted seven days. They ended on New Year's Day, January 1, 1967.
No. Kwanzaa is a non-religious African Harvest festival, celebratedprimarily by African-Americans, which began in 1966.
In about 1967 0r '68 I was an explorer who followed some coworkers to the home of some very nice people who lived in our large urban city .It was a very beautiful place during hat time. I found that my friends knew others who referred to themselves as " "black nationlist". To this day, I still don't… know who these people were. I just know they held deep rresentment at that time for the"white man ". Their conversations almost entirely focused on their perceived views on how the black race was so damaged by the white man and how religion ( Christ and Christmas to ) offered the chance for an even stronger hold on the minds of he black man...-even on our children" Many of these peole were just t living together in these large homes arranged aclose by one another.. some with more than one woman ( I found out) and they were having children like they were all one big family. I felt like they were cultish and never went back there after my initial visit. That visit also presented with a Bold and large black man who smoked dope and who ranted about starting a "Qwanzaa" celebrqtion. It took him a while, but he eventulally got it going in our home town. He barked about and ridiculed Christmas and Jesus Christ-saying that it was the white man's hold on the black man's mind . He denounced Christmas and Jesus Christ. Once, they invited a speaker to come, who was a large black man who talk for a considerable amount of time about the plight of the black man in America and how we had nothing to unite us. He went on about the plight of the black man in America and then introduced the idea of this "Quanzaa" ( SP???) He spoke of creating a holiday around Christmas to take the mind of the blacks off the "White Man's Cristmas and Christ. He wanted our chldren to learn of this celebration and he wanted them be taught about these principles as they embraced a red, black and green flag/banner. Then he went off to a corner and smoked dope with a few of his followers. I was appalued and vowed ot never return. My mother would have killed me had she known. Well it's taken him since then, and now-low and behold , many of us are celebrating this man-made , non African related holiday that has penetrated many schools where our chlidren can celebrate, but can't utter the name of Jesus. We're forgetting Christ -more and more at Christmas , and Christmas more and more over their Qwanza(sp?). My best friend from Nigeria,Africa says that there is nothig African about Qwanza, including many of the names they give as " African derived -she said are made up and not even of African origin.Take it for what it's worth, but that's a truth I lived and watched develope. Every principle they speak of is already addressed by Jesus Christ--except, they ignore him. Each to his own, but I have never, nor will I ever celebrate Qwanzaa. Perhaps if they changed it to June-July, when most of our kids are out of school and need distractions and "Loving " so that will deviate from killing each other, it might have more credence and perhaps even help save a life, but to place the date between Christmas and New Year? What prayerful Christian can't see the full picture here? We should be celebrating the greatest " Gift"..that of the birth of our Savior..Jesus Christ. He is truly the reason for the season celebration. As I recall the experience I had as a young woman, I recall this plot to denouce our Christ. Beware Qwanzaa celebraters. Know whose foot steps you're following in. May God bless and keep you and your familes. (MORE)
Kwanzaa isCelebrated December 26 until January 1 is when Kwanzaa is celebrated. Kwanzaa is Celebrated: December 26-January 1
I don't know of any countries that celebrate Kwanzaa. I believe itis more likely celebrated by pockets of people who have embracedthe principals of the holiday. Thereore, it can be celebrated byany black population around the world. Certainly there are Frenchpeople who celebrate it.
Not necessarily. Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday, despite popular belief. Contrarily, it is a cultural celebration originating only a few decades ago. It was created by the people of Africa and celebrates their culture.
People celebrate Kwanzaa to claim their culture and to remember the 7 principles of Nguzo Saba which are: 1. Unity - "Umoja" 2. Self-determination 3. Collective work and responsibility 4. Cooperative economics 5. Purpose 6. Creativity 7. Faith
Kwanzaa or "matunda ya kwanza" is celebrated on seven different days. Karamu, the African feast, is celebrated on December 31
Ramadan does not celebrate countries; it is not a commemoration ofnational victories or similar. It is an Islamic fast-month forMuslims to self-purify before God. All Muslim-majority countries have schedule alterations so thattheir citizenry can observe the Ramadan fasts.
Kwanzaa is a celebration of african-american that begins on December 26 and end on January 1 of each year. It is celebrated only in the United States of America. In Brazil since was be discovered never celebrate
Most people think Kwanzaa is and African holiday, but it actually started in North America, and is predominantly celebrated by African Americans. Christmas was traditionally a Christian holiday because that was when Jesus was supposedly born. It is celebrated in most countries that have significa…nt Christian populations as a holy and/or a commercial Holiday. Hanukkah, also spelled Chanukah, is a Jewish holiday commemorating the Jewish victory against the Assyrian-Greeks in the Maccabean War of 165 BCE. It is celebrated by Jews in all countries they live in. (MORE)
About 1.5 Billion people celebrate Christmas. About 14 million celebrate Hanukkah. There are no statistics on the number of Kwanzaa celebrators But it's safe to say that the vast majority of the planet doesn't celebrate any of those 3 holidays.
Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday celebrated December 26 to January 1 each year throughout the world, honoring African heritage. Originally, Kwanzaa was created to give people of African heritage an alternative to the existing holidays and an opportunity to celebrate themselves and history, rather than… simply imitate the practices of the dominant society. The founder later decided it should not be an alternative to faith based holidays and could be celebrated along with the other holidays by anyone. (MORE)
Well, think of it this way. If Kwanzaa is a religious holiday, then the proper question to ask is"Who celebrates Kwanzaa?" and then the answer would be Africans. So now that you know the answer to that question, think about if there is at least one African citizen in every state.
It is a week long celebration held in the United States honoring African American culture, December 26th to January1st. First celebrated 1966/7
Kwanzaa is not a holiday of a specific religion. I was created in the United States in 1966 by Maulana Karenga , and activist of the Black nationalism group US Organization. It is intended to be a holiday to celebrate African American culture, history, and identity. It is practiced by people of var…ious (or no) religious affiliation. (MORE)
Christmas is celebrated as a national holiday in countries with a Christian majority. The only exception to that rule is Japan, which celebrates the non-religious aspects of Christmas as a very public (but not national) holiday. Hanukkah is celebrated as a national holiday only in Israel, and by …Jews in all countries where they live. Kwanzaa is a African American holiday, mainly celebrated in the US and Canada. Ramadan is the Muslim month of fasting and atonement, observed by Muslims in all countries. (MORE)
We dont celebrate Kwanza, most Australians wouldnt even know what it is. We have a very very small population of African Americans.
By virtue of being an overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country, Mexicodoes not celebrate Kwanzaa, as it is a celebration of Africanorigin that started as recently as 1967. Afro-Mexicans, or Mexicanpeople with African ancestry, were brought into Mexico during the16th and 17th centuries, and have been la…rgely assimilated into thegeneral population in cultural terms. (MORE)
It is observed between December 26 and January 1 and is acelebration of African heritage in African American Culture.