Kwanzaa is a celebration of African-American culture originating in 1966 and held annually from December 26th to January 1st, culminating in gift-giving and a feast of faith called a Karamu Ya Imani. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase "matunda ya kwanza" which means "first fruits" in Swahili.
Celebrations include songs and dances, African drums, storytelling, poetry reading and a large traditional meal. On each of the seven nights of Kwanzaa, families gather and a child lights one of the candles on the Kinara (candle holder), then one of the seven principles is discussed. The principles are values of African culture which contribute to building and reinforcing community among African-Americans; specifically: Unity, Faith, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose and Creativity. Kwanzaa also has seven basic symbols (including a mat, corn, crops and unity cup) reflective of African culture.
The Best Card Company has your Kwanzaa card-gifting needs covered so that you can honor and celebrate with all those friends, family members and coworkers of yours who participate in the joyous cultural event. Vivid, vibrant, bold orange, yellow, red and green colors illuminate a striking and stirring greeting featuring a candle holder with seven burning bright red, green and black candles; while on the inside of the lovely and lively card, the candle holder and lit candles are pictured again along with the welcoming, empowering and culturally significant words of "Unity And Peace." The attractive and exciting note card will surely be greatly appreciated by all you know who recognize and revel in the yearly festivities that celebrate African-American family, community and culture.