7 Principles of KWANZAA: Day1 (Dec26) "Umoja"

photo taken from http://maulanakarenga.org

photo taken from http://maulanakarenga.org

*Dr. Maulana Karenga, creator of the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa or Nguzo Saba, had the desire to highlight or drive direct focus to the greatest qualities and characteristics of the “first fruits” or harvest festivals that were celebrated throughout Africa!

*Today’s celebrated principle is Umoja (oo-Moh-jah) which means “Unity”. Defined, this principle advises that success starts w unity; unity of family, community, nation and race!

We cannot have a community without first coming together and realizing that we are ALL integral in the building up of the community, and strengthening the bonds with each other! Faith in our communities will bring about a necessary CHANGE in our communities!

Stay tuned each day for information on all of the principles, which will be outlined here!


*all information researched was obtained via Dr. Karenga’s webpage, or from the *.