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Nguzo Saba and the festival of first fruits

a guide for promoting family, community values and the celebration of Kwanzaa

by Johnson, James W. Ph. D.

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Published by Gumbs & Thomas Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Kwanzaa.,
    • Harvest festivals -- United States.,
    • African Americans -- Social life and customs.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p.69-72).

      StatementJames W. Johnson, F. Frances Johnson, Ronald L. Slaughter.
      ContributionsJohnson, F. Frances., Slaughter, Ronald L.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGT4403 .J66 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 96 p. :
      Number of Pages96
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL723864M
      ISBN 100936073209
      LC Control Number97111499
      OCLC/WorldCa31993665

      Dec 22,  · The name comes from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza," which translates to "first fruits," and the holiday is based on traditional African harvest . Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday that lasts from December 26 to January 1. The holiday celebrates the African harvest with feasting, gifts, and music. It also honors seven traditional African principles, called Nguzo Saba, which include family, creativity, and faith.

      The name Kwanzaa comes from the Swahili phrase “ matunda ya kwanza” meaning first fruits. Dating back to ancient Egypt, m any African countries celebrated the harvest of the first fruit s in December and January. Based on the ideals of the first-fruits harvest, Kwanzaa’s Nguzo Saba, or . The first night, the black candle in the center is lit (and the principle of umoja/unity is discussed). One candle is lit each evening and the appropriate principle is discussed. Seven Principles. The seven principles, or Nguzo Saba are a set of ideals created by Dr. Maulana Karenga. Each day of Kwanzaa emphasizes a different principle.

      Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday that begins on December 26 and lasts for seven days. It is based on the traditional African harvest festival; the name Kwanzaa is taken from a phrase meaning “first fruits” in Swahili, an East African language. ANSWER: Kwanzaa is a holiday invented in by Maulana Karenga through which African Americans can connect with their heritage and culture. It's celebrated from December 26 through January 1, with each of the seven days focusing on one of seven core values, or Nguzo Saba.


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Nguzo Saba and the festival of first fruits by Johnson, James W. Ph. D. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Kwanzaa celebrates what its founder called the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or Nguzo Saba (originally Nguzu Saba – the seven principles of African Heritage).They were developed ina year before Kwanzaa itself.

These seven principles comprise Kawaida, a Swahili word meaning "common". Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the following principles, as follows:Observed by: African Americans, parts of African diaspora. kwanzaa and the nguzo saba Download kwanzaa and the nguzo saba or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

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The Nguzo Saba and the festival of first fruits: a guide for promoting family, community values and the celebration of Kwanzaa. [James W Johnson, Ph. D.; F Frances Johnson; Ronald L Slaughter]. Nguzo Saba and the Festival of First Fruits: A Guide for Promoting Family and Community Values and the Celebration of Kwanzaa [James W.

Johnson, F. Frances Johnson, Ronald Slaughter] on frecklesandhoney.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Book by James W. Johnson, F. Frances Johnson, Ronald SlaughterAuthor: James W.

Johnson, F. Frances Johnson, Ronald Slaughter. We chose the Nguzo Saba (the 7 Principles) to serve as an overarching framework for the way we lived our lives, did our work and waged the struggle for liberation and other good in the world.

“Kwanzaa” is from the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, or “first fruits of the harvest. This is a book about making friends, which may be. Karenga sought to make the natural and profound connection of Afro-American people to their ancestral beginnings, therefore, KWANZAA "as a holiday of the first fruits" comes directly out of the traditoin of agricultural people of Africa, who celebrated and.

The Festival of First Fruits (Bikkurim) By Eddie Chumney. CHAPTER 5. The fifteenth of Nisan begins Hag HaMatzah (the Feast of Unleavened Bread), which is a high sabbath, a shabbaton. It is a seven day feast to the L-rd. The day following the sabbath during Passover is called the Feast of First Fruits (Leviticus [Vayikra] ).

Nguzo Saba Poster or The Poster of The Seven Principles. Pouring Tambiko: The kikombe (or cup) is filled with juice or water, which is then poured by a priest or elder into a bowl filled with green vegetables.

The pourer recites a tamshi la tambiko (or libation statement) as the liquid fills the bowl. Dec 26,  · Kwanzaa is celebrated over seven days to stress the importance of Nguzo Saba, or the Seven Principles.

from the first-fruits celebrations of ancient Africa. is supposed to “include a. Kwanzaa | Reflecting on the 7 Principles, the Nguzo Saba. Kwanzaa | Reflecting on the 7 Principles, the Nguzo Saba. Kwanzaa = First Fruits. It is not a religious holiday but one that celebrates a cultural heritage that unifies people throughout the Africa diaspora.

It is a holiday that pushes us ALL to be better to each other, our. Jan 31,  · 26 th December was the beginning of the seven days of Kwanzaa, a week long celebration that ends on January 1 st. For those not familiar with Kwanzaa, the term Kwanza is a Swahili word meaning “First” and it is shorthand for the concept behind Kwanzaa, a symbolic celebration “first fruits.“ The celebration is reminiscent of “new harvest” festivals in Africa.

Habari Gani (What's the News?) Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is an Pan-Afrikan Festival and Celebration built on the traditions of the African harvest season. In fact, the *name Kwanzaa* comes from. Dec 17,  · As it nears its 50th year, Kwanzaa strives for relevance Posted on December 17, Author Debra Varnado, Contributing Writer Views LOS ANGELES — While many people are focusing on after-Christmas sales on Dec.

26, many African Americans in South Los Angeles will turn their attention to the seven-day “Festival of First Fruits. First fruits is what the name Kwanzaa means It’s celebrated everywhere by kings and queens Based on seven principles that still exist If you check out this rhyme, you’ll get the gist Umoja, a Swahili name for unity Is the goal we strive for across this country Kujichagulia means self-determination We define ourselves, a strong creation.

NGUZO SABA (The Seven Principles) Umoja (Unity) To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves. Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility).

Dec 28,  · Kwanzaa, or “First Fruits of the Harvest,” is an increasingly global seven-day celebration of African culture and heritage that acts as a time for reflection and recommitment to best practices for African Diaspora families and communities.

Habari Gani (What's the News?) To day's principle is *Ujima*. Kwanzaa is an Pan-Afrikan Festival and Celebration built on the traditions of the African harvest season.

In fact, the. History of Kwanzaa - Kwanzaa is a holiday celebrated in the United States by African -Americans. It is meant to emphasize the values of commerce, community responsibility, family and self-improvement. The celebration is held yearly between December 26 and January 1.

The title of the event means 'fresh fruits' in the Swahili language. Kwanzaa is a celebration that honors African heritage intertwined with American culture. It was created by Dr.

Maulana Karenga in to celebrate African culture and inspire African Americans in the United States. Every year the celebration begins on December 26th and lasts until January 1st. Dec 26,  · Kwanzaa History. Kwanzaa is an African-American and Pan-African celebration of family, community and culture.

Kwanzaa, a week-long cultural festival from the 26th of December to the 1st of January that climaxes in feasts and gift giving, was initially established to unite African-Americans with their African roots and heritage.

The Feast of the First Fruits began the harvest. The offering to the Lord was the first of the grain that was harvested, and afterwards the harvest would continue. This is the symbolism of the First Fruit. Christ was the First at 1 Corinthians ,23 states. Those who have and will believe in Jesus Christ for salvation since that time are the.Dr.

Maulana Karenga, the creator of the cultural holiday Kwanzaa and the Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles), will speak at this year's Capital City Kwanzaa Festival, according to a release.The Feast of Firstfruits actually took place during the week-long Passover celebration (Lev. –8), on the first day after the Sabbath that occurred in the midst of the week (vv.

9–11). Pentecost occurred fifty days after that Sabbath (vv. 15–16) and marked the culmination of what started at the Feast of Firstfruits.