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Kwanzaa. African American Celebration A time to celebrate…. Enchantment Laverne Ross. Heritage Culture Remembrance. With Emphasis On…. Family values Community responsibility Self Improvement. In Kiswahili… Kwanzaa stands for…. "First Fruits Of The Harvest.". Founded in 1966 by

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African American Celebration

A time to celebrate…


Enchantment

Laverne Ross



With emphasis on
With Emphasis On….

  • Family values

  • Community responsibility

  • Self Improvement


"First Fruits Of The Harvest."


  • Founded in 1966 by

  • Dr. Maulana Karenga

  • Based on the Nguzo Saba…

  • The Seven

    Guiding Principles



1 umola oo mo jah
1. Umola(oo-mo-jah)

Unity


1 umoja
1. Umoja

  • Unity

  • Importance of togetherness for

  • Family and community

  • “I Am We.”

  • “I Am We Because We Are.”


2 kujichagulia koo gee cha goo lee yah
2. Kujichagulia(Koo-gee-cha-goo-lee-yah)

Self-determination


2 kujichagulia
2. Kujichagulia

  • Self-determination

  • Define our common interest

  • Make decisions that are in the best interest for entire family


3 ujima oo gee mah
3. Ujima- (oo-gee-mah)

Collective Work

and Responsibility


3 ujima
3. Ujima

  • Collective work and responsibility

  • Obligation to the past, present and future

  • We have a role to play in the community, society and world!


4 ujimaa oo jee mah
4. Ujimaa-(oo-jee-mah)

Cooperative Economics


4 ujimaa
4. Ujimaa

  • Cooperative economics

  • Emphasizes our collective economic strength

  • Encourage us to meet common needs through mutual support


5 nia nee yah
5. Nia-(Nee-yah)

Purpose


5 nia
5. Nia

  • Purpose

  • Encourages us to look within ourselves

  • To set goals that are beneficial to the community


Kuumba koo oom bah
Kuumba (Koo-oom-bah)

Creativity


6 kuumba
6. Kuumba

  • Creativity

  • To build and maintain

  • A strong and vibrant community


Imani ee mah nee
Imani(Ee-mah-nee)

Faith


7 imani
7. Imani

  • Faith

  • Honoring the best of our traditions

  • Draws upon the best in ourselves

  • Helps us strive for a higher level of life

  • For humankind, by affirming our

  • Self worth

  • And confidence in our ability to succeed


Ankh

  • Symbolic representation of physical and eternal life

  • Power to give and sustain life

  • Associated with water-regenerate life

  • 1st created by Africans in Ancient Egypt


Courage is not the absence of fear but the strength to do what is right in the face of it
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the strength to do what is right in the face of it.”


Celebrating Kwanazza! do what is right in the face of it.”


Karumua kwanzaa celebration brings us closer to our african roots celebrated december 26 january 1
Karumua do what is right in the face of it.”“Kwanzaa Celebration” “brings us closer to our African roots”Celebrated December 26-January 1


During the kwanzaa karumua celebration

Kukaribisha do what is right in the face of it.”(Welcoming)

Kuumba (Remembering)

During the Kwanzaa Karumua (celebration)


Kwanzaa karumua

Kuchunguza Tena do what is right in the face of it.”

Na Kutoa Ahadi

Tena

(reassesment

and

recommitment)

Kushangilla

(rejoicing)

Kwanzaa Karumua


Kwanzaa karumua1
Kwanzaa Karumua do what is right in the face of it.”

  • Kutoa Majina

  • Calling names of family Ancestors and Black Heroes


And a tarnshi la tutaonana a farewell statement is made
and do what is right in the face of it.” a Tarnshi la Tutaonana a farewell statement is made


Kwanzaa karumua2

Tamshi la Tambiko do what is right in the face of it.”

(Libation Statement)

Kwanzaa Karumua


Libation Statement: do what is right in the face of it.”“For the Motherland cradle of civilizationFor the Ancestors and their indomitable spiritFor the Elders from whom we can learn much.For the Youth who represent the promise for tomorrow.For the People the original people.For the Struggle and in remembrance of those who have struggled on our behalf.For Umoja the principle of Unity which should guide us in all that we do.For the Creator who provide all things Great and Small.”


The Feast! do what is right in the face of it.”


Feast
Feast do what is right in the face of it.”

  • Kikombe Cha Umoja (Unity Cup)

  • Filled with water (the essence of life)

    is passed around

  • In the direction of the 4 winds

  • N, S, E, W


Feast1
Feast do what is right in the face of it.”

  • Ngoma

  • Drums are played


Feast2
Feast do what is right in the face of it.”

  • Kuumba Creativity

  • Hand crafted gifts are given


Kwanzaa colors are displayed
Kwanzaa Colors are displayed… do what is right in the face of it.”

  • Green

  • Black

  • Red

  • Represent the heritage of African-American people


Kinara candle holder
Kinara- Candle holder do what is right in the face of it.”

  • Similar to a Menorah in the Jewish faith for Chanukah

  • Kinara- 7 candles reflect the 7 principles that are the foundation of Kwanzaa


Kinara
Kinara do what is right in the face of it.”

  • Mishumaa saba

  • 7 candles

  • 1 black

  • 3 red

  • 3 green

  • “Gifts that are enriching.”


Mkeka
Mkeka do what is right in the face of it.”

  • Straw placemat

  • Foundation of the center piece


Corn do what is right in the face of it.”

  • Symbolize African

    concept of

    Social parenthood

    Vibunzi- each ear of corn for each child in household


Mazao
Mazao do what is right in the face of it.”

  • Fruits and vegetables

  • Kwanzaa-”first fruits of the harvest.”


Kuumba yams
Kuumba Yams do what is right in the face of it.”

  • 6-9 medium yams

  • Butter

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 cup honey

  • Spices, nutmeg, cinnamon all spice

  • Fruits, raisins, grated coconut, pineapple

  • Wash yams

  • Rub with oil

  • Place in uncovered shallow baking dish

  • Bake 45 minutes or until tender

  • Cool

  • Add different spices and/or fruits to yams


Black eye pea salad
Black-eye Pea Salad do what is right in the face of it.”

  • Black-eyes peas symbolize Good Luck!

  • 3 15oz. Cans black-eye peas

  • 2 cups cooked cubed ham

  • 1 cup celery

  • 1 large green/red pepper

  • 1 med onion

  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • Salt and pepper

  • Stir, refrigerate and eat.


Kwannza's Message... do what is right in the face of it.”


“To do always as much as we can do what is right in the face of it.”in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial then we inherited it.”