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What does kihombe cha umoja cup represent?

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February 11, 2015 10:12PM

I think you are referring to the Kikombe Cha Umoja, a symbol from the holiday of Kwanzaa. This drinking cup represents the first Kwanzaa principle, Unity (or in the Swahili language "Umoja"). As part of the ritual for those who observe the holiday, family members often drink from the unity cup, to reinforce their commitment to fostering togetherness and harmony in family life.