Today is the start of Kwanzaa, which is celebrated every year from December 26th through January 1st. The holiday is a cultural (non-denominational) celebration of African-American heritage.
It is centered around celebrating 7 principles:
- Self determination
- Collective work and responsibility
- Cooperative economics
Like Chanukah, each day an additional candle is lit to observe each of the 7 principles. On the eve of the final day, December 31st, a feast is prepared and family and friends play music and make crafts. These homemade gifts are then given out the following day, January 1st to recognize the principles of tradition and sharing.
Uniform Advantage wishes all of our customers, employees, and friends who celebrate Kwanzaa a very happy and special holiday!