December 26, 2017 – December 30, 2017 all-day
Kanzaa Celebration

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.