African American

AFRICAN AMERICAN GALLERY WISHES A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS

Visit this unique gallery to view Nativity Scenes, Santas and an Angel collection. This Heritage Christmas Tee is decorated primaily with gold and black bulbs.

KWANZAA is also recognized as a unique African American celebration with a focus on the traditional African values of family, community responsibilities, commerce and self-improvement. Kwanzaa is neither political nor religious. It is not a substitute for Christmans and is celebrated from December 26th to January 1st. A very simple time of reaffirming African-American people of their ancestors and culture.

The meaning of Kwanzaa is "first fruits of the harvest" in the Aftrican language of Kiswahili. Kwanzaa is based on the Nguzo Saba or seven guiding principles: Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibilty, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith.