Kwanzaa is celebrated each year from December 26th through January 1st.
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The History of Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa is a holiday which is celebrated in the United States as a way to honor African heritage as well as African culture. The celebration itself lasts for a week and is observed from December 26th to January 1st each year.
Most music played at a Kwanzaa party includes drumming as a way to honor heritage through music. Musical selections which include sounds of the motherland and ethnic diversity are also played.
Educational Activities for Kwanzaa
During Kwanzaa parties a reading of the African Pledge and Principles of Blackness helps to instill cultural teachings to newcomers who are celebrating their first Kwanzaa ever, as well as serve as a reminder to those whom have celebrated their entire lives.
Often families who celebrate Kwanzaa dress in colorful African clothing made up of cloths such as kente. The wearing of kraftans by women is also considered to be appropriate attire for Kwanzaa.
Kwanzaa Party Foods
Fresh fruits which represent African idealism is often served at Kwanzaa parties as well as foods made from recipes handed down through the generation of African descendants.
Kwanza parties are often held at home much like Christmas parties are. This gives the celebration a more personal insight into the cultural diversity which unites African and American heritage.
Kwanzaa Party Colors
Traditional colors for Kwanzaa are much the same as the colors for Christmas. These colors are black, red, and green.
Traditional colors of black, red, and green can be incorporated into almost anything to make it festive and fashionable for Kwanzaa. This includes everything from tablecloths to streamers. Also bright colors such as orange and yellow can be used as well such as in streamers or even wall décor.
Kwanzaa Party Games
Party goers will enjoy writing and acting out short skits based on the seven values in which Kwanzaa represents. Also playing limbo set to the beat of African drums is a definite hit for anyone participating in or throwing a Kwanzaa party.
Prayers as well as having guests share what Kwanzaa means to them are excellent activities and ways for party guests to get to know more about one another.
Crafts for Kwanzaa
People often enjoy making their own placemats for their dinner table. These are made by weaving black, and read slips of paper into a solid sheet of green paper.
Sometimes people combine Christmas with Kwanzaa. They do this by incorporating and combining each of the holidays ideal celebrations together. This means that while still using a Christmas tree and decorating with Christmas décor they also use items relevant to Kwanzaa tradition as well. Kwanzaa is a seven day celebration, so make sure you have tons of games to keep everyone happy and entertained. Print some of the free printable games from this site and have many board games for all age groups to play against each other. Have some imprinted cards to give everyone a piece of appreciation for spending such a special celebration with you.
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