What Is Kwanzaa Really About?

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Kwanzaa is a non-religious holiday that was created by Dr. Maulana "Ron" Karenga in 1966. It is meant to be a celebration of the values of African cultures. It is celebrated from December 26 through January 1 each year, and about 18 million African Americans take part in the celebration.