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    kwanzaa...do you celebrate it?

    If so...what do you like about it and when did you start celebrating it? What are some of your Kwanzaa activities that you do with family and friends?

    If you don't celebrate it....why not? Would you participate if a friend asked you to come celebrate with them?
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    i like it because it emphasizes non materialism/commercialism so i get away with giving people gifts that cost $10 or less
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    so let me get this straight HAB.. you like it because it allows you to wallow in your cheapness?
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    Thumbs up

    ....think I've only known one person who celebrates it
    HAPPY KWANZAA to Imix same way!
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    I like it because of the seven principles. We would really be doing better if we took the principles more seriously.


    I try to attend some of festivities one of them is at an African Methodist church. They have steel band and ting.


    I hate when people say it is a 'made up holiday". Like wtf everything is made up including Christmas.


    Kwanzaa is a positive thing and soi embrace it.

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    ok lucianite i hear that..
    Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.

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    nope don't celebrate it but know about the principles...
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    No I think its DUMB

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    black people don't celebrate themselves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon View Post
    No I think its DUMB
    why do you think its "dumb"

    The Seven Principles (Nguzo Saba) of Kwanzaa are:

    •Umoja (oo-MOH-jah): Unity

    Success starts with Unity. Unity of family, community, nation and race.

    •Kujichagulia (koo-jee-chah-goo-LEE-ah): Self-Determination

    To be responsible for ourselves. To create your own destiny.

    •Ujima (oo-JEE-mah): Collective work and responsibility

    To build and maintain your community together. To work together to help one another within your community.

    •Ujamaa (oo-jah-MAH): Collective economics

    To build, maintain, and support our own stores, establishments, and businesses.

    •Nia (NEE-ah): Purpose

    To restore African American people to their traditional greatness. To be responsible to Those Who Came Before (our ancestors) and to Those Who Will Follow (our descendants).

    •Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah): Creativity

    Using creativity and imagination to make your communities better than what you inherited.

    •Imani (ee-MAH-nee): Faith

    Believing in our people, our families, our educators, our leaders, and the righteousness of the African American struggle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucianite View Post
    why do you think its "dumb"

    The Seven Principles (Nguzo Saba) of Kwanzaa are:

    •Umoja (oo-MOH-jah): Unity

    Success starts with Unity. Unity of family, community, nation and race.

    •Kujichagulia (koo-jee-chah-goo-LEE-ah): Self-Determination

    To be responsible for ourselves. To create your own destiny.

    •Ujima (oo-JEE-mah): Collective work and responsibility

    To build and maintain your community together. To work together to help one another within your community.

    •Ujamaa (oo-jah-MAH): Collective economics

    To build, maintain, and support our own stores, establishments, and businesses.

    •Nia (NEE-ah): Purpose

    To restore African American people to their traditional greatness. To be responsible to Those Who Came Before (our ancestors) and to Those Who Will Follow (our descendants).

    •Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah): Creativity

    Using creativity and imagination to make your communities better than what you inherited.

    •Imani (ee-MAH-nee): Faith

    Believing in our people, our families, our educators, our leaders, and the righteousness of the African American struggle.
    AA’s in this country doh care about that, sneakers an BLING on top their list. I grew up Catholic now Jewish, things dating back centuries. Not made up

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    Being "made up" doh make something "dumb".
    If serves a purpose and a group of people use it for positivity ...
    .... There was a time when Christianity and Judaism and their rituals were new also....


    Everything has a beginning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon View Post
    AA’s in this country doh care about that, sneakers an BLING on top their list. I grew up Catholic now Jewish, things dating back centuries. Not made up
    but every thing is made up.. every holiday, every celebration is made up even if even it goes back centuries.. even catholic celebrations
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