This is a link to a good Holiday website with a pretty good section on the symbols of Kwanzaa...enjoy!
Kwanzaa celebrates what its founder called the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or Nguzo Saba (originally Nguzu Saba—the seven principles of blackness), which Karenga said "is a communitarian African philosophy," consisting of what Karenga called "the best of African thought and practice in constant exchange with the world." These seven principles comprise Kawaida, a Swahili term for tradition and reason. Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the following principles, as follows:
Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
This is a link to eHow.com, on how to light the Kinara (the Kwanzaa Candle Holder).
As an African American and Pan-African holiday celebrated by millions throughout the world African community, Kwanzaa brings a cultural message which speaks to the best of what it means to be African and human in the fullest sense. Given the profound significance Kwanzaa has for African Americans and indeed, the world African community, it is imperative that an authoritative source and site be made available to give an accurate and expansive account of its origins, concepts, values, symbols and practice.
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Bikbaye Inejnema is the Herpew Merr (eldest generation overseer) of The Earth Center and the M’TAM School of Kemetic Philosophy and Spirituality. Bikbaye is a founding member and writer for The Rising Firefly and Sunnyside Magazines. After an 8 year tenure as a student of Master Naba, (an authentic Dogon/Kemetic Priest and Healer who teaches the ancient knowledge of the Nile and Niger Valley mystery schools of thought), Bikbaye was given the honor of opening a branch of The Earth Center in New York, where he currently resides and teaches.
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