an African-American cultural festival observed from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1
also sp. Kwan′za
Origin of Kwanzaacoined (1966) by M. Ron Karenga, United States academic from Swahili matunda ya kwanza, first fruits (of harvest)
An African-American cultural festival, celebrated from December 26 to January 1.
Origin of KwanzaaSwahili (matunda ya) kwanza first (fruits) from kwanza first ( respelled in English as kwanzaa to have seven letters corresponding to the seven traditional African virtuous principles celebrated by the holiday )