Aug 142012
 

Each day of Kwanzaa concentrates on one of these principles.

umoha (oo-MO-jah): unity
“a commitment to the practice of togetherness both within the family and in our communities”
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kujichagulia (koo-jee-cha-goo-LEE-ah): self determination
“the interest of developing and patterning our lives and images after ourselves instead of having it done for us”

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ujima (oo-JEE-mah): collective work and responsibility
“working together on matters of common interest”

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ujamma (oo-JAH-mah): cooperative economics
“the habit of sharing our wealth and resources”

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nia (NEE-ah): purpose
“building and developing our national community”

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kuumba (koo-OOM-bah): creativity
“to inspire ourselves to keep developing new ways of expressing our music and art as well as being creative in our work and industrial pursuits”

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imani (ee-MAH-nee): faith
“believing in ourselves as a people”

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Extended definitions from KWANZAA: Origin, Concepts. Practice by Ron Karenga

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