What is Kwanzaa? The party of the black community in the United States that arose after riots that left 34 dead

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Many big celebrations and festivals take place in the last few months of the year, including Indian Diwali, Jewish Hanukkah, and Christian Christmas, but have you ever heard of Kwanzaa?

Created by activist and writer Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is a holiday celebrated by some African Americans from December 26 to January 1.

The name of the festival comes from the phrase Matonda or Kwanzaawhat does it mean first fruits in a SwahiliIt is a language spoken in several East African countries, including Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, Burundi, and Tanzania.

Kwanzaa is a celebration of life and is a way for members of the black community in the United States to come together and celebrate their roots and culture.

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