About Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture that is held from December 26 to January 1. A feast called Karamu is held on the 6th day. Kwanzaa is based on harvest festival traditions in Africa and has been celebrated since 1966. Learn more.

Each day of Kwanzaa is dedicated to a principle:

  1. Umoja (Unity)
  2. Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)
  3. Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)
  4. Ujamaa (Cooperative economics)
  5. Nia (Purpose)
  6. Kuumba (Creativity)
  7. Imani (Faith)

We’ve gathered ASL resources for Kwanzaa here for you to use during your celebration of Kwanzaa with family, friends or students.