Kwanza Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Of These Words Do You Know?

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Are you filled with Imani?

Do you celebrate the holiday, Kwanzaa? If you understand and appreciate the customs, traditions, and importance of Kwanzaa then this quiz is for you!

 Dec 26, 2018

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does the word "Umoja" mean?
Unity
Self-Determination
Collective Work and Responsibility

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which of these words means: Faith?
Nia
Kujichagulia
Imani

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The word "Kujichagulia" means _________ on Kwanzaa.
Creativity
Self-Determination
Sharing

4 of 18True or False:

Ujima means collective work and responsibility.
True
False

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does the word "Ujamma" mean?
Sharing
Thankfulness
Friendship

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which of these words means: Purpose?
Ujima
Ujamma
Nia

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The word "Kuumba" means __________ on Kwanzaa.
Creativity
Familial connections
Blessings

8 of 18True or False:

Kujichagulia means sharing.
False
True

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The holiday of Kwanzaa means the _______ fruits of the season.
Beloved
Blessed
First

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What three colors are used to celebrate Kwanzaa?
Red, black, green
Orange, red, blue
White, yellow, black

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Kwanzaa is a celebration of __________ heritage and culture.
Mexican
African
Canadian

12 of 18True or False:

The word "kwanzaa" comes from the Swahili saying "matunda ya kwanza".
True
False

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

At the heart of Kwanzaa imagery, there are ________ symbols.
Ten
Seven
Fourteen

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is the "Kikombe Cha Umoja"?
Fruits, nuts, and vegetables
The Candleholder
The Unity Cup

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which words means "the candleholder"?
Kinara
Zawadi
Vibunzi

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The word __________ means gifts on Kwanzaa.
Zawadi
Mkeka
Mazao

17 of 18True or False:

The seven candles that represent the seven principles is the mishumaa saba.
True
False

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

We eat ________ on Kwanzaa to remind us of the harvest fruits that nourished the people of Africa.
Vibunzi
Mazao
Kinara
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Kwanzaa is one of the best holidays to celebrate for people who love to be cultured! It does not have to replace Christmas and most families who celebrate Kwanzaa celebrate it in conjunction with Christmas! It is all about feeling empowered and rising above in terms of hardships and struggles. It is all about connecting with the roots of your heritage! Bill Clinton, former president of the United States, spoke highly about Kwanzaa by saying, "The seven principles of Kwanzaa - unity, self-determination, collective work, and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith -- teach us that when we come together to strengthen our families and communities and honor the lesson of the past, we can face the future with joy and optimism."

It is amazing that such an important historical figure acknowledges a holiday that is outside of his own culture with so much love and respect! Thinking of the struggles that our African ancestors lived through is enough to make a person cry because we reflect on how strong they had to be to survive and endure the pain they lived through, in order for their bloodline to travel as far as it has. Kwanzaa takes all of those things into consideration as we honor our strong ancestors and the pain they endured so many years ago. What is awesome is that anyone can celebrate Kwanzaa... not just people who come from African roots! It is a holiday about moving towards happiness, success, and fulfillment in life, being unified, and remaining strong through any and everything.

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