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What is Kwanzaa?

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What is Kwanzaa? Will ecumenical Christians be celebrating this as well?

 

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'' The unity cup (Kkimbe cha Umoja) is used to pour libations to the ancestors. ''

I hope you are right...
Are you African-American? No? Then it's not your festival to celebrate. Sheesh.
 

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What is Kwanzaa? Will ecumenical Christians be celebrating this as well?

Just so you know how brainwashed people become over generations. Ask yourself if you believe in Santa Claus? Traditions are easily hijacked.
Look at the hanukkah menorah looking symbol in the background.
 

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It's a made-up holiday that the vast majority of black in the US don't celebrate.
 

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It's a made-up holiday that the vast majority of black African-Americans in the US don't celebrate.
Fixed that. But, ime, otherwise accurate.
 

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I am ashamed to admit that the inventor of Kwanzaa, Ron Karenga, is a graduate of the same high school as me. For his invention he was deemed worthy of induction into the alumni Hall of Fame.

Karenga is also known for having been under investigation for kidnapping and torturing women...all of whom survived.

Those who make selections for the Hall of Fame overlooked those transgression.
 

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Ersatz/make-believe holiday that no one outside of Jesse Jackson's circle and some woke politicians celebrate. I would bet that most African-Americans don't even understand what it is, and even less celebrate it.
 

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Look at the hanukkah menorah looking symbol in the background.
Exactly my point, why would a VP to-be, supposedly from a Jewish background, be concelebrating unless it's to garner votes?
 

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Same person, this time it's not Kwanzaa it's Hanukkah

 

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Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday, but a cultural one with an inherent spiritual quality,”

The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa
  • Umoja (Unity) To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. ...
  • Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) ...
  • Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) ...
  • Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) ...
  • Nia (Purpose) ...
  • Kuumba (Creativity) ...
  • Imani (Faith)
 

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... with an inherent spiritual quality,”

The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa
  • ....
  • Imani (Faith)
It seems to include vague religious undertones.
 

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We can celebrate Christmas as well although we don't follow Christ, but just give us your votes anyway

 

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Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday, but a cultural one with an inherent spiritual quality,”

The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa
  • Umoja (Unity) To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. ...
  • Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) ...
  • Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) ...
  • Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) ...
  • Nia (Purpose) ...
  • Kuumba (Creativity) ...
  • Imani (Faith)
Which culture observes this holiday?
 

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This satirical piece might help:


Full disclosure: If you hadn't guessed from my previous post I absolutely despise this phoney-baloney "holiday".

My loathing for it is because it detracts from the very important, indeed, essential complements to the Nativity of our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ celebrated on the days following: The Synaxis of the Theotokos, St. Stephen the Protomartyr, the Martyrs of Nicomedia, and, most especially, The Holy Innocents of Bethlehem.
 
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This satirical piece might help:


Full disclosure: If you hadn't guessed from my previous post I absolutely despise this phoney-baloney "holiday".

My loathing for it is because it detracts from the very important, indeed, essential complements to the Nativity of our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ celebrated on the days following: The Synaxis of the Theotokos, St. Stephen the Protomartyr, the Martyrs of Nicomedia, and, most especially, The Holy Innocents of Bethlehem.
How can it detract when almost nobody celebrates it? I remember reading an estimate that about 1% of African Americans celebrate it so about 500,000 people?
 

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Fortunately the news media has pretty much abandoned their once obligatory "First Day of Kwanzaa" stories which for too many years claimed top headlines on December 26. It is now a minor distraction.
 
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