It is celebrated December 26 through January 1.
On each of the seven nights, the family gathers and a child lights one of the candles on the Kinara (candleholder).
It encompases seven principles:
- Umoja (Unity)
- Kujichagulia (Self-determination)
- Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)
- Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
- Nia (Purpose)
- Kuumba (Creativity)
- Imani (Faith)
Kwanzaa activities in San Francisco:
6th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration at the West Bay Conference Center presenting seven days of free events to celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa. (Source: sfgate.com)