American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An African-American cultural festival, celebrated from December 26 to January 1.
- n. a festival featuring African-American culture; celebrated between Christmas and New Year
- The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase ‘matunda ya kwanza’, meaning “first fruits”. The additional “a” was added to “Kwanza” so that the word would have seven letters, one for each of the Seven Principles “Nguzu Saba” of Blackness. (Wiktionary)
- Possibly from Swahili kwanzaa, first fruit of the harvest, from kwanza, first. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Seriously, this idea that Kwanzaa is fundamentally different from other holidays is silly and unreflective.”
“The whole idea of Kwanzaa is about bringing together the black community (although the ratio of black: white at this party was 2: 4, oddly enough).”
“The Christians resent the Jews for muscling in Hannukah in December and making it eight days instead of one, and some whites think Kwanzaa is made-up just to give the black people something of their own -- as if Christmas wasn't a cobbled-together collection of pagan rituals, symbols and rip-offs from the Romans, the Celts, the Huns, the Norse, and the Coca Cola and Macy's marketing departments.”
“Kwanzaa is an American holiday, created in celebration of African American family and culture.”
“The name Kwanzaa is an East African term for "first fruits.”
“Second, understand that Kwanzaa is not some ancient African ethno-cultural tradition.”
“The specific values celebrated in Kwanzaa, however, suck.”
“A December tradition here at iSteve. com is our attempt to find out if anyone in Kwanzaa's 35 years of bureaucratically recognized existence has ever written a Kwanzaa song that is not intended either to parody Kwanzaa or to indoctrinate children, but simply to celebrate the holiday.”
“That in contrast to searching, for example, on the word Kwanzaa, which took you directly to 77 items related to that word specifically.”
“Bye-Bye Kwanzaa - What's fascinating about Kwanzaa is that its relentless advance in official recognition is solely a product of the Left's "march through the institutions.”
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