On This Day
Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday but a cultural holiday that can be practiced by anyone, and it is often celebrated alongside other holidays such as Christmas.
Today is the beginning of Kwanzaa, a holiday created by Maulana Karenga as the first specifically African American holiday. Its name derives from a Swahili phrase meaning “fruits of the harvest.”
Summation of Spread
Kwanzaa celebrates seven principles for seven days. It is on these principles the Kwanzaa Spread is based.
The Hierophant links to any brand of dogma or learning, religious or not. He stands for a shared cultural heritage and following certain disciplines. He reminds you of where to place your faith and why ritual and ceremony hold an important place in society.
Cast Your Cards
Cast your cards in the shape of Kwanzaa’s seven-candle holder:
1. Unity: What binds me to my community?
2. Self-Determination: How do I define myself?
3. Collective Work and Responsibility: How well do I work with others?
4. Cooperative Economics: How can I support my community financially?
5. Purpose: What is my goal?
6. Creativity: What can I make better in my life?
7. Faith: What do I believe in?