Kwanzaa was created to introduce and reinforce seven basic values of African culture which contribute to building and reinforcing family, community and culture among African American people as well as Africans throughout the world African community.
The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, meaning first fruits of the harvest.
The 1st Principle is: Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
What is your Umoja?
My Umoja is: As the "event planner", I organize and gather my family to spend quality time for birthdays, holidays and special occasions.