Kwanzaa

or Kwan·za

[ kwahn-zuh ]
/ ˈkwɑn zə /

noun, plural Kwan·zaas.

a harvest festival celebrated from Dec. 26th until Jan. 1st in some African-American communities.

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Origin of Kwanzaa

First recorded in 1965–70, Kwanzaa is from the Swahili word kwanza first
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British Dictionary definitions for kwanzaa

Kwanzaa
/ (ˈkwænzɑː) /

noun

a seven-day festival beginning on Dec 26 when African-Americans celebrate family, community, and culture

Word Origin for Kwanzaa

C20: from Swahili (matunda ya) kwanza first (fruits)
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