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Kwanzaa Wishes, Quotes and Messages

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You may have heard of Kwanza. What is Kwanzaa? Kwanza celebrates African-American community, Family, and culture. That celebration that jointly with Christmas and Hannukah. People first time heard about the “Kwanzaa”, they think, this celebration culture comes from Africa or it is an African Christian Christmas. But it’s not true.

Interestingly, Kwanzaa did not come from any of the countries from the Africa continent. It was introduced in America in 1963 by Dr Maulana Karenga as a way to welcome the first harvest home here in America. When is “Kwanzaa” celebrate? Kwanzaa celebrated every year from December 26th through January 1st. How Kwanza came up with? The word “Kwanzaa” has come from the word “Kiswahili” word means the “first”, and it represents “the first fruits of the harvest.” Kwanzaa, seven fundamental principles are observed during that time. Each day of Kwanza emphasises a different principle seven principles. Those seven principles are:

  1. Umoja (oo-MOH-ja) meaning “Unity”.
  2. Kujichagulia (Koo-jee-cha-goo-LEE-yah) stands for “self-determination”.
  3. Ujima (oo-JEE-mah) stands for “collective work and responsibility building and maintain our communities as brothers and sisters”.
  4. Ujamaa (oo-JAH_ma) stands for “building and maintaining the African-American stores and businesses.”
  5. Nia means “purpose”.
  6. Kuumba (Koo-OOM-bah) meaning “creativity”.
  7. Imani” meaning “faith in our heart and people”.
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When decorating for Kwanza, the main focusing colours are red, black and green. Just like seven principles, there are seven symbols.

  • Kikomba cha Umoja meaning the unity cup.
  • Kinara means the candle holder which holds seven candles.
  • Mazoa meaning fruits, nuts and vegetables reminding those who celebrate the harvest.
  • Mishumaa saba meaning the seven candles that represent the seven principles.
  • Mkeka meaning mat which is made up of straw or African cloth.
  • Vibunzi (plural: muhindi) meaning ear of corn. Where one ear of corn is placed on the “Mkeka” for every child that is at the celebration.
  • Zawadi means gifts that are traditionally given on January 1st.

Kwanza Wishes is one of the most colourful festivals for the Afro-American and opportunity to celebrate the best days of the year after or along with the Christmas with lovely family member and friends. Everyone has another chance to get together and have a feast. With kwanza seven principle, sharing kwanza wishes to someone who celebrates is an excellent way to connect and show respect for their heritage. You can address a wide range of topic, including seven Kwanza principle in Kwanza card messages.

Kwanzaa Wishes

Happy Kwanzaa brings to you and your family harvest of blessings joys and prosperity. Happy Kwanzaa.

May your Kwanzaa be filled with a harvest of smiles…Love of friends and family…And an abundance of happiness! Wish you a joyous Kwanzaa!

Yipee… It’s Kwanzaa time… Here hoping you join me real soon… to hang in the chords… N groove to the spirit for some cool fan!

Hope seven principle of Kwanzaa… Always keep ringing in your heart and brighten up your life with joy, prosperity and good fortune.

May the spirit of Kwanzaa brings joy to your heart & home …. Happy Kwanzaa!

Kwanzaa Wishes

As you observe the Ngizu Saba.This festive season…Hope Kwanzaa finds you… In the best of your health, wealth and happiness!

Warmest wishes for a bright and happy Kwanzaa!

Celebrate the spirit of Kwanzaa with your near and dear ones.

Hope the lights of Kwanzaa brighten up your heart and home with happiness, warmth, prosperity and love of your dear ones. Wish you a joyous Kwanzaa… And Joy Forever.

Sending you my warm wishes to celebrate the pride & heritage we share, Happy Kwanzaa!

Wishing you moments of light, peace and happiness that last all through the coming year and more! Happy Kwanzaa from my heart to yours!

Here’s sending your way holiday wishes and lots of Kwanzaa hugs & kisses.. Happy Kwanzaa! 

Hope the spirit of Kwanzaa, brings joy to your home, brightness up your soul and make every day a celebration for you! Wish you a Joyous Kwanzaa!

Although we are miles apart on Kwanzaa… The miles fade away with every little warm thought of you….You are always in my heart…Happy kwanza, sweetheart!

May all your wishes come true this Kwanzaa! Happy kwanza!

Hope this Kwanzaa be…   A harvest of lot more joy and love for us.    Happy sweetheart!

May your kwanza be blessed with the glow of happiness, love of friends & family and harvest of smiles. Happy Kwanzaa!

As you celebrate Kwanzaa in its true spirit. Hope all your days be brightened up with joy, prosperity and good tidings. I wish you a bright and happy kwanza!

Wishing you moments of lights, pace and happiness that last all through the coming year and more! Happy Kwanzaa!

Hope the spirit of Kwanzaa… Brings happiness to you and your dear ones. Wish you a Joyous kwanza!

Hope your Kwanzaa is filled with…Lots of fun, yummy treats and surprises!

Wishing a harvest of joy and prosperity… From our home to yours. Happy Kwanzaa!

Kwanzaa is all about a harvest of smile, happiness and togetherness. But for me, Kwanzaa is not joyous this time… Because you are not there to celebrate it with me. Missing you so much… Especially on Kwanzaa!

An abundance of joy, the warmth of togetherness and love of near and dear ones… May kwanza bring these and many more blessings to last forever!

May you enter the New Year with all the promises the Nguzo Saba holds! Have a great time at this festival of celebration. May God bless you, my dear.

This week-long celebration may get fulfil not only your belly but also your heart. May it bring happiness and your dear ones closer to your heart. Happy Kwanzaa.

Kwanzaa Greeting Messages

Others might be saying Merry Christmas to you, but I will choose to say Happy Kwanzaa. It’s great working with someone who has a unique tradition. May you have a great holiday.

Having you as a friend and sharing in the same traditions as I am something that I have valued for all the time that we have been friends. Happy Kwanzaa to you and your family. Thinking of you from a distance.

You lead us and inspire us. You open us to new ideas. Though we might not call the season the same thing, I wanted to wish you and your family a very happy Kwanzaa.

I am blessed to have so many great things in my life – family, friends, and God. All will be in my thoughts daily. I wish your Kwanza celebration sparkle upon all the other festive this year.

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I am blessed to have so many great things in my life – family, friends, and God. All will be in my thoughts daily. I wish your Kwanza celebration sparkle upon all the other festive this year.

May this Kwanzaa candlelight bring you new rays of hope and brightness in your life, gives you all the courage and good vibes to conquer the world in your own terms. Happy Kwanzaa.

This annual celebration of African heritage, unity, and culture is an exceptional opportunity for many to reflect on their shared ancestry and values.  At this time, our Nation joins in honouring the important contributions of Afro-Americans to the strength and success.

Kwanzaa Quotes

Kwanzaa is a special time to remember the ancestors, the bridge builders, and the leaders.

Dorothy Winbush Riley

If you have a purpose in which you can believe, there’s no end to the number of things you can accomplish.

Marian Anderson

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

African Proverb

If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.

Audre Lorde

Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.

Nelson Mandela

Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.

Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): To define and name ourselves, as well as to create and speak for ourselves.

Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems and to solve them together.

Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

Kuumba (Creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

Imani (Faith): To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

You must act as if it is impossible to fail.

Ashanti Proverb

We will never know ourselves if we do not know our history.

Maulana Karenga

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbour’s.

Richard Whately

One who loves you loves you with your dirt.

African Proverb

A speaker of truth has no friends.

African Proverb

There is no one who became rich because he broke a holiday, no one became fat because he broke a fast.

Ethiopian Proverb

Each of us is a being in himself and a being in society, each of us needs to understand himself and understand others, take care of others and be taken care of himself.

Haniel Long

A clear conscience makes a soft pillow.

African Proverb

A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.

African Proverb

The moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.

James A. Baldwin

Kwanzaa holds a massive place in the hearts of Afro-Americans people since nineteen century. Send Kwanzaa warm wishes with love to everyone celebrating this beautiful occasion happiness. On Christmas, year-end harvest festival with new year celebration, pour your heart out with some fantastic wishes. You can even send separate wishes based on the kikombe cha Umoja, kinara, mazao, mishumaa saba, mkeka, vibunzi and Zawadi. Greet each other with “Habari Gani” and have fun, exchanging your love and having food together. Hope you have a safe and very blissful Kwanzaa.