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Kwanzaa Facts for Kids

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What is Kwanzaa? Kwanzaa is a celebration that honors and celebrates African-American heritage, culture, and traditions. Today we have a printable page with fun facts about Kwanzaa for kids. These Kwanzaa fact sheets include two pages of interesting facts plus kids can color as they learn about this festive week-long holiday.

When is Kwanzaa?

The Kwanzaa holiday lasts for seven days, from December 26th to January 1st. Kwanzaa is celebrated in the United States. Many people join the Kwanzaa celebration by decorating their houses in African art and the typical Kwanzaa colors, green, black and red.

History of the Kwanzaa holiday

Kwanzaa was created by Dr. Maulana Korenga in 1966, and the word Kwanzaa comes from a Swahili phrase that means “first fruits of the harvest.”

Seven Principles of Kwanzaa

The Kwanzaa celebration includes seven symbols or principles, and each day is dedicated to honoring each principle:

  • Umoja – Unity
  • Kujichagulia – Self determination
  • Ujima – Collective work and responsibility
  • Ujamaa – Cooperative economics
  • Nia – Purpose
  • Kuumba – Creativity
  • Imani – Faith.
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interesting facts about Kwanzaa

  1. Kwanzaa is celebrated for seven days, from December 26th to January 1st.
  2. Kwanzaa was started in 1966 by Dr. Maluana Karenga to celebrate African culture, and it is mainly celebrated in the US. 
  3. There are about 18 million people who celebrate Kwanzaa. 
  4. On the last day, people who celebrate Kwanzaa have a big feast called Karamu.  
  5. There are seven principles of Kwanzaa, and each of the seven days of the celebration is dedicated to one of these principles.
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More Interesting Kwanzaa Facts

  1. Many people celebrate by decorating their home in African art as well as the traditional colors: green, black, and red.
  2. Kwanzaa is not considered a religious holiday.
  3. The word Kwanzaa comes from Swahili, the largest spoken language on the African continent.
  4. Kwanzaa means “first fruits” in Swahili.
  5. The first US postage stamp that commemorates Kwanzaa was issued in 1997, and since then, there have been other 5 designs released.

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