What is Kwanzaa?

Kwanzaa is a yearly African-American holiday celebrated mainly in the United States between December 26th and January 1st. Started in 1966, the holiday was created to help African Americans celebrate their heritage.

The Swahili word Kwanzaa means "first fruits". There are 7 principles of Kwanzaa.

A candle is lit each day on a special candlestick, called a "kimara", to represent the principles. The kimara is placed on a straw mat along with one ear of corn for each child in the family.

Gifts, known as "zawadi", are given out on the last day of Kwanzaa.

Kwanzaa is celebrated ___________.
yearly
monthly
every 10 years
every 4 years


What are the dates Kwanzaa is celebrated?
December 26th to January 1st
January 1st to February 2nd
November 26th to December 1st
November 1st to January 1st


How many "principles" are there?
4
5
6
7


What is a "kimara"?
gift
day
candlestick
present


When are gifts given out?
Third day of Kwanzaa
First day of Kwanzaa
Second day of Kwanzaa
Last day of Kwanzaa