What is Kwanzaa
“Kwanzaa” comes from the swahili phrase, “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first-fruits.” It is a non religious holiday celebrating the unity of those in the African diaspora. It is a week long celebration which is observed December 26th to January 1st. It is intended to honor our African Heritage and culture. Kwanzaa was created in the 60s during the Black Power movement. This will be my first year celebrating and I’m ecstatic.