Christmas in African America

26th december is a day when christmas is celebrated in african american country and they people celebrate this festival in very meaningful manner, this is not just a celebration and gift exchanging festival it means more for them. This festival lasts for a week, people have get together at home, pray at place and at church.

According to African American Christmas tradition kwaanza which is harvest time ritual, is the starting time of festival season. Black, red and green candles are lightening on this day which is very meaningful in itself its symbolical means contain few fundamental values just like collective work and respnonsibility, faith, trust, love, unity etc. Chirstmas in african america is celebrated in different style, they use paper decoration and homemade ornaments and mostly use combenation of black, red and green colours.

Events and competitions are major part of celebration of Christmas in African America, children make paper crafts and they get the chance to exibit their items in the event.

Christmas In African America, the main colors of Christmas are black, red and green. Paper decorations in these colors can be seen forming a part of the home décor. Homemade evergreen Kwanzaa bush ornaments are seen decorating the houses durin g Kwanzaa. Children of the community are taught about their heritage, to make them feel associated with the past. Events are also organized, where children can display their artwork. Photographs of the current generation are also displayed in this event. The traditional table setting includes an ear of corn for each child and a carved and decorated unity cup, which is to be used for the toasts on each evening of Kwanzaa. On all the seven nights, the families get together to light the Kinara, the seven-holed candle holder.

As per the African American Christmas Tradition In the holder, the black candle in the center is lighted by the children on the first night, which stands to symbolize unity. The red candle is lighted by some other family members, symbolizing self-determination. In this way, seven candles are lighted on the seven days, each candle symbolic of a corresponding value. Everybody drinks from the Unity cup, after lighting the candles. Children receive meaningful gifts, such as books and a heritage symbol (African artifact,) on December 31. Christmas celebration in African America is very interesting; Popular African American foods are prepared for the feast. Music is played in the background, even as the dinner is enjoyed by the family. After the feast is over, everybody rises and swears a recommitment to the seven basic values of Kwanzaa. Celebrators wish each other happiness and prosperity.

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