We wish all of those celebrating Kwanzaa a joyous time of togetherness. May this holiday be an especially meaningful one for you and your families.
For those less familiar with this beautiful celebration, Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday celebrating family, community, and culture. This seven-day cultural festival begins Dec. 26 and ends Jan. 1. Central to the celebration of Kwanzaa is the candle-lighting ceremony that takes place when all family members are present.
During the holiday, families and communities organize activities around the Nguzo Saba or The Seven Principles: Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity) and Imani (faith). Kwanzaa then culminates in a joyous communal feast.
Hey everyone 👋 Happy Kwanzaa! Sending wishes for peace, love, and unity. ❤️🖤💚
Kwanzaa, a week-long celebration rooted in African traditions and values, brings communities together in unity, reflection, and appreciation. 🌍 We're thrilled to join in the festivities and honor the rich heritage that makes our team so diverse and remarkable!
During the seven special days of Kwanzaa, we'll be embracing the seven principles: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. 🕊️ We'll be lighting the kinara, sharing delicious meals, and engaging in meaningful conversations that strengthen our bonds and ignite inspiration.
We're grateful to have such an incredible team that represents a multitude of backgrounds and cultures. Let's come together during this Kwanzaa to celebrate our shared values and the beauty of diversity!
Wishing you warmth and togetherness 🙏
Your People Team
Hi all, Season's greetings!
We wanted to warmly wish all those wish all of those celebrating Kwanzaa a joyous time of togetherness. May this holiday be an especially meaningful one for you and your families.
Kwanzaa, celebrated from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1, is an African American and pan-African seven-day cultural holiday that celebrates family and community.
The holiday is celebrated by families with feasts, music, and dance, and ends with a day dedicated to reflection and recommitment to the seven principles:
There are plenty of ways your team can be creative with observing these principles in your work. You can ask team members who celebrate Kwanzaa if they want to share understanding of their celebrations with the team. They may appreciate decorating the office in traditional Kwanzaa colors (red, green, and black) or their workspace and explaining the significance of certain items such as woven mats, colorful fabrics, and corn. You could also have a party and serve traditional foods or share music and dance.
Additionally, you can show support while team members observe Kwanzaa by immersing yourself and your team in black history.