On the first day of Kwanzaa, December 26, we celebrate unity.
To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
The dagi knot, pictured above, is a Pan African symbol of unity found in several African cultures (Yoruba, Hausa, Bushongo, and more).
Today we light a black candle symbolizing Umoja, the first principle of the Nguzo Saba (seven principles) that represent a guide for daily living to be practiced throughout the year.
Harambee! Let’s all pull together!