from The Nathaniel Dett Chorale
Wishing you a Happy Kwanzaa!

Commemorated from December 26 through January 1, Kwanzaa is a Pan-African holiday that celebrates family, community, and culture. Its origins are in the first harvest celebrations of Africa, from which it takes its name. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits” in Swahili. The Kwanzaa festival builds on the five fundamental activities of Continental African “first fruit” festivities: ingathering, reverence, commemoration, recommitment, and celebration.