Friday, December 26, 2014

NGuzo Saba- 7 Principles of Kwanzaa Starts December 26th-January 1st


Kwanzaa is a cultural holiday that is spiritual in nature. The Nguzo Saba is a set of unifying principles that give strength and empowerment to the African  American Community. The Foundation of the Holiday is built upon the following seven principles.

 These principles are not only meant to be celebrated but to be a way of life for African Americans. Principles can be incorporated into everyday living by focusing on the meaning and extrapolating from the principals that which is meaningful to you, in order to use and build upon them within your own family. With that being said, the Nguzo Saba may only have one principle that is meaningful to you, if that is the case then that principle should be your guiding force and strength when you are reaffirming and reassessing where you fit within the community.  As we grow and mature we take on new ideals and philosophy, however, at the core of all human beings should be the essences of what drives you, what makes you happy, what serves your needs and yes wants, but ultimately it should be a principle that is followed so that the mind and heart can be focused on any one of the principles.

DAY 1. Umoja (Unity) (00-MOE-Jah) – To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

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