Definition of Kwanzaa in English:


Syllabification: Kwan·zaa
Pronunciation: /ˈkwänzə


North American
  • A secular festival observed by many African Americans from December 26 to January 1 as a celebration of their cultural heritage and traditional values.
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    • 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?


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

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