Straw mat that is the foundation of the Kwanzaa table.
Kinara - the Swahili word for candle holder.
Kikombe Cha Umoja -
The Kwanzaa Unity cup
Mazao - The crops, this symbolizes work and the basis of Kwanzaa.
Zawadi - The gifts. Given on the last day of Kwanzaa, they are traditionally handmade and promote the principles of Kwanzaa.
Bendera Ya Taifa (Flag) -
The Red, Black, And Green flag. Red is for the blood. Black is for the people. Green is for the land.
Kinara with Mishumaa Saba - The candle holder and seven candles representing the seven days of Kwanzaa.
Kwanzaa kinara with lit candles
Umoja - Unity
Kujichagulia - Self Determination
Ujima - Collective Work and Resposibility
Ujamaa - Cooperative Economics
Nia - Purpose
Kuumba - Creativity
Imani - Faith
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