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Kwanzaa Recipes

Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday that celebrates family, community and culture. Celebrated from December 26th through January 1st, its origins are in the first harvest celebrations of Africa from which it takes its name. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase "matunda ya kwanza" which means "first fruits" in Swahili, the most widely spoken African language. A traditional Kwanzaa celebration feast includes rich and comforting dishes such as fried okra, chicken & sausage gumbo, cornbread and collard greens.  If you're looking for some new inspiration, check out some of these recipes from our expansive recipe collection: What are your favorite dishes for Kwanzaa?

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Kala Craig says …

I enjoyed these recipes so much. Thank You for celebrating Kwanza, the whole foods in Maryland is very much a part of our community and Kwanza is celebrated with pride in the tri-state area of Maryland, Washington DC where we have strong historically African-American Colleges that welcome all people to study! Kwanza is a beautiful celebration of family! Thanks, Kala

Msdeej says …

Thank you for caring enough about this Great African-American celebration to share with your viewers. Kwanzaa is a favorite celebration of my along with the traditional Christmas season.

Roberto Dajer says …

Beautiful blog you've made here.. Truly, it's quite a feat! I'll definitely be back to catch up on more of the stuff you write :DD