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The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa [VIDEO]

Kwanzaa runs from December 26th through January 1st and celebrates the culture of African people.
Kwanzaa is based on these seven principles

Umoja

(oo-MOH-jah): Unity
Success starts with Unity. Unity of family, community, nation and race.

Kujichagulia

(koo-jee-chah-goo-LEE-ah): Self-Determination
To be responsible for ourselves. To create your own destiny.

Ujima

(oo-JEE-mah): Collective work and responsibility
To build and maintain your community together. To work together to help one another within your community.

Ujamaa

(oo-jah-MAH): Collective economics
To build, maintain, and support our own stores, establishments, and businesses.

Nia

(NEE-ah): Purpose
To restore African American people to their traditional greatness. To be responsible to Those Who Came Before (our ancestors) and to Those Who Will Follow (our descendants).

Kuumba

(koo-OOM-bah): Creativity
Using creativity and imagination to make your communities better than what you inherited.

Imani

(ee-MAH-nee): Faith
Believing in our people, our families, our educators, our leaders, and the righteousness of the African American struggle.

[www.holidays.net/kwanzaa]

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