Kwanzaa
Download
1 / 9

Kwanzaa - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 139 Views
  • Uploaded on

Kwanzaa. An African American Heritage Celebration . Kwanzaa is a seven-day cultural festival that celebrates African American heritage. The Origin of Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga of United Slaves Organization in 1966 .

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Kwanzaa' - alicia


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa

An African American Heritage Celebration


Kwanzaa is a seven-day cultural festival that celebrates African American heritage.


The origin of kwanzaa
The Origin of Kwanzaa

  • Kwanzaa was created by Dr. MaulanaKarenga of United Slaves Organization in 1966.

  • It was offered at that time as an African American alternative to Christmas.

  • It is celebrated from December 26 to January 1.


What does kwanzaa mean
What does Kwanzaa mean?

  • Kwanzaa is Swahili and means "first fruits."

  • Swahili is the native language of several countries in east Africa and is learned as a second language by many other people.


The seven principles of kwanzaa are
The "Seven Principles of Kwanzaa" are:

  • Unity/ єдність

  • Self-Determination/ самовизначення

  • Collective Work and Responsibility/ колективна робота і відповідальність

  • Cooperative Economics/ спільні економіки

  • Purpose/ мета

  • Creativity/ креативність

  • Faith/ віра


These seven principles emphasize traditional African values.


Kwanzaa decorations include African art, colorful cloth, kinaras, and fresh fruits.

Gifts are given mainly to children, but must always include a book and a heritage symbol.


kinara is a candle stick holder. Seven candles are put in the holder: three red, one black, and three green.