Definitions for kwanzaaˈkwɑn zə

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  1. Kwanzaa, Kwanza(noun)

    a festival featuring African-American culture; celebrated between Christmas and New Year

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  1. Kwanzaa(ProperNoun)

    A week-long African-American cultural holiday held between December 26 and January 1.

  2. Origin: The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase ‘matunda ya kwanza’, meaning “first fruits”. The additional “a” was added to “Kwanza” so that the word would have seven letters, one for each of the Seven Principles “Nguzu Saba” of Blackness.

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  1. Kwanzaa

    Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States and also celebrated in the Western African Diaspora in other nations of the Americas. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. Kwanzaa has seven core principles. It was created by Maulana Karenga, and was first celebrated in 1966–67.


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