Kwanzaa (December 26 – January 1)

image Kwanzaa is holiday celebrated by African-Americans. The holiday was started in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, Ph.D in 1966. It lasts from December 26 – January 1 and the foundations of the holiday are based on ancient African festivals. This seven-day celebration was created for African-Americans to think about their African heritage and present state.

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Kente Cloth

The Kente Cloth is an Asante ceremonial cloth hand-woven on a horizontal treadle loom. It is made from threads of different colors. The weaver may use red, green, yellow and black threads to weave the strips of cloth. The cloth is  worn during very important social and religious occasions. Many variations of Kente are woven by various ethnic groups in Ghana and elsewhere in Africa.

Samples of Kente Cloth

 
Provided by Holloway’s Kente Graphics