Definition of Kwanzaa in English:

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Kwanzaa

Pronunciation: /ˈkwänzə/

noun

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.
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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Syllabification: Kwan·zaa

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