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Kwanzaa

This Kwanzaa, dress up your home, gather family around the table, and celebrate the true meaning of the holiday. Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration that links African traditions and American customs. Kwanzaa runs from December 26 through January 1 of each year, and it can be celebrated with our traditional Kwanzaa recipes made into a feast. On each day of a Kwanzaa celebration, the host serves a dish from a different symbolic place, such as Africa, the Caribbean, and South America. In addition to delicious foods, we share the Kwanzaa traditions to take part in, such as a daily lighting of one of seven candles placed in a traditional kinara candleholder. It's common to make some Kwanzaa crafts, which are then given as homemade gifts. Families also put out Kwanzaa decorations, including colorful African cloth and, often, displays made with fresh fruits and vegetables, which emphasize the harvest theme of the Kwanzaa celebration. Browse all our Kwanzaa ideas for great ideas on every aspect of your holiday celebration.

Celebrate this holiday with these bold and colorful recipes perfect for a crowd.

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The perfect ending to a delicious Kwanzaa dinner.

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These tasty meals will create excitement around the table.

These delicious breads are quick to prepare and good to eat.

Mouth-watering accompaniments to traditional Kwanzaa dishes.

This dynamic pairing of recipes brings food from Africa and the New World...

The joined pieces of this elegant pillow can speak to you of the principle of...

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Create these special Kwanzaa crafts to celebrate African heritage and affirm...

Get the family out of bed to celebrate with this delicious meal.

This banner features the kinara, a seven-branched candleholder that symbolizes...

Combining the symbols of Kwanzaa in a centerpiece not only gives you a focal...

These dishes bring a little piece of the Caribbean to you.

Older children and adults will enjoy making this keepsake.

The seven candles in the kinara represent the seven principles of Kwanzaa. By...

This is an easy craft for kids. Just set them up with buckets of beads, and...

Share in the bounty of the earth with this scrumptious meal.

During Kwanzaa, fruits are often placed in a basket on the table to symbolize ...

Add a splash of seasonal fabric to your tabletop decor. This pretty runner...

Help your children make a fun book that puts them in touch with their past.

Create colorful slipcovers to complement Kwanzaa table settings and gift...

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