Kwanzaa Celebrations for Twin Cities Families

Celebrate Kwanzaa at Home in 2020

While there has been some controversy over Kwanzaa in the last several years, and that may be part of the reason events are becoming harder to find, the principles of Kwanzaa remain sound principles of living together as a community for everyone. If you would like to study these principles with your children, we have listed them below:

The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa

Each principle has its day to be explored during the 7-day celebration.

  1. Unity
  2. Self-determination
  3. Collective work and responsibility
  4. Cooperative economics
  5. Purpose
  6. Creativity
  7. Faith

To celebrate at home, you can download this printable from Scholastic, explaining the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa in a child-friendly manner with examples of how the principles can be incorporated into daily life and example of real-life heroes and role models who display these characteristics.

Find more activities from PBS here.

Things You May Need On Hand*:


More Activities:

Find more activities to do with children on the official website.

Twin Cities Kwanzaa Celebrations 2020

We only found one event in 2019. Other years have had a handful. We will watch for and update with 2020 events in December.

Can you Celebrate Kwanzaa if you are not of African descent?

From Dr. Maulana Karenga, Creator of Kwanzaa :

“Kwanzaa is clearly an African holiday created for African peoples. But other people can and do celebrate it, just like other people participate in Cinco de Mayo besides Mexicans; Chinese New Year besides Chinese; Native American pow wows besides Native Americans.”

Read more here.


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