Kwanzaa is a time of celebration from December 26 to January 1. Each day during Kwanzaa, we reflect on the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa, Nguzo Saba:
Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)
Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
Central to Kwanzaa is the Kinara, a candle holder for the Mishumaa Saba (seven candles).
The muhindi are the ears of corn that represent the children, our offspring and legacy of parents of the house, or the stalk. The zawadi (hand-made gifts) represent the fruits of the labor of the parents and represent the rewards of the seeds sown by the children.
With the same energy we have given to Juneteenth, prepare for Kwanzaa by shopping with these Black-owned Businesses for apparel, kinara kits, decor, celebration guides, and educational resources.
Kwanzaa apparel from visual artist, illustrator, and auralist Aambr Newsome.
Celebrating Black culture with designs from the heart.
Danielle Fisher makes beautiful with quality, handcrafted door wreaths and centerpieces for your home.
Kwanzaa Kit is an all-in-one solution that provides a simple & meaningful way for families to celebrate Kwanzaa.
KwanzaaMe is a Detroit-based, Black woman-owned lifestyle brand for all your Kwanzaa and emerging black cultural celebration needs.
MahoganyBooks has committed to connecting readers to writers and grown from being exclusively online to hosting more than 600 book events throughout the DC/Maryland/Virginia metro area and online via their popular MahoganyBooks Front Row series.
Black woman-owned shop with products for purpose, passion, and play!
Raising Imhotep provides virtual and tangible cultural and holistic educational engagement for students across the globe.
African Boutique for fashion, health and beauty, gifts, and more!
Sankofa Video, Books & Café operates in an expectation of quality and discovery, nestled in the college campus corridor of Georgia Ave, in Washington, DC, across from Howard University, two blocks from Benjamin Banneker Sr. High School.
Shop Kwanzaa Celebration sets, apparel & decor.
Health & wellness Store of Afrikan-cultured, holistic products. Buy books, skincare, haircare, art, and more.
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