Dec 26 Jan 1, 2016. African-American family observance created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga in recognition of traditional African harvest festivals. This seven-day festival stresses unity of the black family,with a harvest feast (karamu) on the first day and a day of meditation on the final one. Kwanzaa means first fruit in Swahili.
December 26, 2017 all-day