Kwanzaa

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Created by Maulana Karenga in 1966 to provide a holiday specifically for celebrating African-American culture and heritage. The holiday has seven principles, known as the Nguzo Sabaunity, and they include unity, self-determination and creativity. 

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The name of the holiday comes from Swahili and translates to "first fruits of the harvest." While celebrating the holiday, people are known to wear loose-fitting shirts called Dashiki. 

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Celebrated
Dec 26 - Jan 1
Significance
Celebrates African Heritage
Tradition
Gift-Giving
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