Kwanzaa: Details About Seven-Day Celebration

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Kwanzaa is a festival that is observed by several  African Americans.

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It is a seven-day celebration from 26 December to 1 January.

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It is the celebration of traditional values and cultural heritage.

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Every day of the week-long festival is devoted to reflecting upon  particular seven communitarian principles thatis "Nguzo Saba".

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Here are the seven principles

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Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-determination), Ujima (Collective Work  and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba  (Creativity), Imani (Faith).

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During the festival week, families come together each day and light up  one of the seven candles.

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Every candle represents the principle value and the festival has  its official colors: red, black, and green.

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Red color represents the struggle, Green represents Hope, and  Black represents people.

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