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December 26, 2017 – December 30, 2017 all-day
The African American tradition of celebrating the year will be enjoyed by all.
Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the following principles:
- Umoja (Unity): Strive for and maintain familial, community, national, and ethnic unity.
- Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): Define and name ourselves, as well as create and speak for ourselves.
- Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): Build and maintain our community, share our brothers’ and sisters’ problems and solve them together.
- Ujamaa: Build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and profit from them together.
- Nia (Purpose): Make building and developing of our community our vocation so we may restore our traditional greatness.
- Kuumba (Creativity): Always do as much as we can, in the ways we can, to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
- Imani (Faith): Believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.