Kwanzaa Food and Recipes

The Kwanzaa Holiday

The Kwanzaa Holiday: A Cultural Celebration

Unlike Christmas and Hanukkah, the Kwanzaa holiday is not a religious celebration. Kwanzaa was created as a means of identifying and affirming cultural traditions and principles within the African-American community. Celebrated for seven days, from December 26 through January 1, Kwanzaa is a gathering of friends and family where stories, customs, meals and decorations are shared in honor of a common history and shared future. Use The Kwanzaa Holiday Web Guide to learn about the founding of Kwanzaa and how you can celebrate.

Kwanzaa History and Traditions

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Kwanzaa Celebrations

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Kwanzaa Food and Recipes

Food plays a central role in the Kwanzaa celebration, particularly at the Karamu feast during the final stage of the celebration. Eating foods traditional in African and African-American homes is an important part of reinforcing the cultural aspect of this holiday. Below you'll find Kwanzaa food suggestions and recipes, as well as menus for your Kwanzaa celebration.

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Kwanzaa Decorations

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