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Kwanzaa

Line breaks: Kwan|zaa
Pronunciation: /ˈkwanzɑː
 
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Definition of Kwanzaa in English:

noun

North American
A secular festival observed by many African Americans from 26 December to 1 January as a celebration of their cultural heritage and traditional values.
Example sentences
  • If your family observes Kwanzaa, ask if you can have a friend over to learn about the rituals.
  • On Christmas morning we go into the living room and gather around the Kwanzaa set we put out the night before.
  • Do you really want a giant Kwanzaa candelabra at City Hall this December?

Origin

from Kiswahili matunda ya kwanza, literally 'first fruits (of the harvest)', from kwanza 'first'.

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