Kwanzaa Principles (Day 1)

Today December 26th 2013 we’d like to take a moment to celebrate the first principle of Kwanzaa.

Umoja. Umoja is the principle of unity in family, relationships, and heart. On this day it is customary to light the black candle which stands for unity. 

During the seven nights of Kwanzaa, it is customary to light one candle in a colorful candle holder called a Kinara. Each of the candles represents one of the key principles at the center of the holiday.

The folks over at Sesame Street created a short video about Kwanzaa with the help of a young Tyler James Williams ( Everybody hates Chris) some years ago. Get your smiley face ready and check it out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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