Happy Kwanzaa! From December 26-January 1, Kwanzaa is celebrated in the US and around the world in honor of African culture and values.

Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Myers (above), 66th Air Base Wing noncommissioned officer in charge of the Military Equal Opportunity office, demonstrates a Kwanzaa ritual where she lights a candle in the Kinara. photo by Christopher Myers, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

1.) What is Kwanzaa?

Kwanzaa is a non-religious and non-political holiday started in the 1960's by African studies professor Maulana Karenga of Calfornia State University Long Beach. It is a celebration of African culture and values and traditionally runs for one week from December 26-January 1st.

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