Kwanzaa Alaina petersen 5/6

Kwanzaa is celebrated in America but is an African inspired holiday, it is celebrated for the gathering of family and the commemoration of ancestors. This holiday is celebrated any time from December 26th-January 1st.
The Kwanzaa candles are a very important part of the celebration each candle color has a different meaning the reds represent struggle, black for the people, and green for future hope for there struggles. Each day they light a different candle and the family does an activity for that candle. They also decorate by putting a ear of corn for each child of the family on the mkeka.
During Kwanzaa the parents give all the children gifts for keeping their promises for themselves. The food served at Kwanzaa is anything from catfish, vegetables, and any southern soul food.
Pinkney, Andrea Davis., and J. Brian. Pinkney. Seven Candles for Kwanzaa. New York: Dial for Young Readers, 1993. Print.

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