Kwanzaa is a 7-day celebration of Pan African and African American culture that takes place each year from December 26 to January 1. Modeled after the ancient African "first fruits" harvest celebrations, Kwanzaa is centered around 7 principles and celebrates Black family, community, and culture. Kwanzaa developed out of the social and political changes of the 1960s and was first celebrated in Los Angeles in December of 1966.
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Fruits of the Harvest: Recipes to Celebrate Kwanzaa and Other Holidays
Offers more than 125 recipes from people of African descent all over the world.
How to Plan a Kwanzaa Celebration: Ideas for Family, Community, and Public events
A Kwanzaa Keepsake: Celebrating the Holiday with New Traditions and Feasts
Cookbook author Harris begins by focusing on the importance of the seven principles (Nguzo Sabo) of Kwanzaa: Umoja (unity), Kujichagula (self-determination), Ujima (collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics), Nia (purpose), Kuumba (creativity), and Imani (faith). She then offers menus for each day with recipes.
Kwanzaa Crafts: Gifts and Decorations for a Meaningful and Festive Celebration
TT900.K92 M38 1998
Drape your home in the traditional African red, green, and black, and celebrate Kwanzaa with this collection of stories, crafts, poetry, and recipes. It goes day by day, presenting the principles, symbols, and candles for each.
A Kwanzaa Celebration: Festive Recipes and Homemade Gifts from an African-American Kitchen
TX715 .M483 1995
Medearis leads us through the season, focusing on rituals and history, traditions and lore, and dishes that connect today's African-Americans to the culinary traditions of Africa, the Caribbean, South America, and the American South.
The Complete Kwanzaa: Celebrating Our Cultural Harvest
GT4403 .R56 1995
This comprehensive guide explains the traditional ceremonies, foods, clothing, and history of the holiday.
A Plentiful Harvest: Creating Balance and Harmony Through the Seven Living Virtues
"Williams promotes seven Kwanzaa-inspired virtues -- calling, thrift, responsibility, community, love, spirituality and creativity -- as the essential ingredients for balanced living." -- Publishers Weekly.
(DVD) GT4403.H688 2006x
Outlines the purpose, significance, and elements of Kwanzaa, covering: the symbols of Kwanzaa; the family ingathering; Kwanzaa and African American history; gift-giving; celebrating school achievement; Kwanzaa foods.
Official Kwanzaa Website
Dr. Maulana Karenga, the creator of Kwanzaa, established this website because he felt it was "imperative that an authoritative source and site be made available to give an accurate and expansive account of its origins, concepts, values, symbols and practice."
Better Homes and Gardens: Kwanzaa
Recipes, crafts, decorating and traditions.
EatingWell: Healthy Kwanzaa Recipes and Menus
With healthy recipes featuring such traditional ingredients as sweet potatoes, lentils and okra, you can enjoy exploring the wonderfully diverse flavors of African cuisine and eat healthy at the same time.
Menus and recipes from the folks at Gourmet and Bon Appetit.
Food Network Holiday Central: Kwanzaa
Select from 72 recipes, including many for peanuts and greens.