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WoW Blog — kwanzaa

Habari gani? Do you know what that means?

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

"Habari gani" is Kiswahili for How are you? or How's the news with you? Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration of life from 26 December to 1 January. Dr. Maulana Karenga introduced the festival in 1966 to the United States as a ritual to welcome the first harvests to the home. Dr. Karenga created this festival for African-Americans as a response to the commercialism of Christmas. The symbols of Kwanzaa includes crops (mzao) 🎍 which represents the historical roots of African-Americans in agriculture and also the reward for collective labor. The mat (mkeka)  lays the foundation for self- actualization. The candle...

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