The African American holiday of Kwanzaa is celebrated from December 26 to January 1st. The holiday was started in 1966 by California Professor Ron Karenga.
The seven days of Kwanzaa are Day 1-Umoja meaning unity.
Day 2-Kujichagulia or self-determination
Day 3- Ujima or collective work and responsibility
Day 4- Ujamaa, collective economics
Day 5-Nia meaning purpose
Day 6-Kuumba meaning creativity and Imani meaning faith
The celebration of Kwanzaa has a Swahili background