Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Maulana Karenga during the aftermath of the Watts riot. Kwanzaa’s creation was based on the African harvest festival tradition. The holiday starts on December 26 and ends on January 1. Kwanzaa is built on seven principles and if applied, social values as a community will be improved.

The Seven Principals of Kwanzaa are

  1. Umoja Unity
  2. Kujichagulia Self Determination
  3. Ujima Collective Work and Responsibility
  4. Ujamaa Cooperative economics
  5. Nia Purpose
  6. Kuumba Creativity
  7. Imani Faith

Every single day during Kwanzaa we should impermanent the principle of the day.