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.

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

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

For seven days, from December 26 to January 1, African-Americans celebrate...

Every African plays some version of kalah, for example, mancala or awari. The...

Treasure your Kwanzaa memories in this festive fabric-covered album.

Make this colorful card to send to your family and friends. "Muhindi"...

Print the kinara coloring page and place mat, and your kids will have some...

Your kids will have fun matching the seven principles of Kwanzaa with their...

When cooked correctly, collards offer up amazing flavors and a huge bonus of...

Plantains, which look similar to a typical banana, need to be cooked before...

This Cajun-inspired soup recipe is served over rice and topped with sliced...

Shrimp, green sweet pepper, and tomatoes combine to create a saucy recipe to...

Red sweet pepper makes ordinary corn bread special for the festive table or...

Fried dough squares are sprinkled with powdered sugar to make these sweet roll...

These mini dessert pies put a fabulous finale on Thanksgiving dinner.

Cornbread pairs well with many main dishes. Prepare this easy recipe using...

This tasty side-dish recipe includes pork, rice, and black-eyed peas.

Cutting the potatoes into small cubes before boiling prevents them from...

This spicy chicken dish is served in African restaurants around the world. To...

Roasted Root Vegetables taste like a treat once coated in a dressing that's...

What's better than a warm biscuit straight from the oven? Add a little...

This Blood Orange Spritzer, made with vodka and sparkling juice, is perfect fo...

A little blood orange juice imbues vodka with a sweet yet tart zing in these...

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