The year 2018 will get to witness the 52nd annual Kwanzaa and to commemorate the event, we’ve got our readers a collection of free printable Kwanzaa coloring pages. Kwanzaa is a cultural holiday that celebrates the identity and heritage of Africans. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the Swahili phrase, “matunda ya kwanza”, which means ‘fresh fruits’. So you can understand from this phrase that this holiday is basically an African harvest festival. On this day, Africans of all-region and religious faith come together and celebrate the rich and ancient ground of their Africanism.
Kwanzaa is observed every year from 26th December to 1st January. These 7 days are correspondent to the Nguzo Saba or the seven principles. These seven principles are displayed through seven candles, which are lit during Kwanzaa. The principles help to invigorate pride in the Africans for their descent and celebrate their culture by acknowledging their connection to African tradition and culture.
The Nguzo Saba or the 7 Principles Include:
- Umoja, which means unity. It means that we should strive to maintain unity within race, nation, and community.
- Kujichagulia, which means self-determination. It tells people that we should speak for ourselves.
- Ujima, meaning collective work and responsibility. It tells us that we should build a community and work on its problems together.
- Ujamaa, meaning cooperative economics. It means we should first try to do business together and profit each other together as a community.
- Nia, which means purpose. We should aim to develop a community to restore the members to their original greatness.
- Kuumba, meaning creativity. People should try hard to be as creative as possible to make the community more beautiful than it was inherited
- Imani, which means faith. This principle tells us that we should have tremendous faith in the people of our community, which include leaders, parents, and teachers.
42 Free Printable Kwanzaa Coloring Pages
Now that we’ve acquainted you with basic facts about this cultural holiday, let’s take a look at our collection of free Kwanzaa coloring sheets to print.
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