Kwanzaa

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Etymology[edit]

From the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, meaning “first fruits”. The additional “a” was added to “Kwanza” so that the word would have seven letters, one for each of the Seven Principles of Blackness.

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Kwanzaa

  1. A week-long African-American cultural holiday held between December 26 and January 1.