A STORY THAT EXPLAINS THE KWANZAA HOLIDAY IN SIMPLE TERMS.
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Kwanzaa is a new holiday, based on African harvest festivals. It was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga. Kwanzaa quickly became an important African-American celebration and is now even observed around the world.
Synthia Saint James's simple text explains the holiday to young children; her bright, boldly patterned paintings evoke this rich and vibrant celebration.
Habari gani? What news?
It's Kwanzaa time! Kwanzaa time is here!
Mom carries in the mkeka (em-KAY-kah), the mat that we place on our Kwanzaa table. It's made of bright straw and stands for our foundation.