Spanish Kwanzaa vocabulary
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Fiesta afroestadounidense

Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration of African identity and culture throughout the world, particularly in the United States. It takes place annually from 26 December to 1 January (del 26 diciembre hasta el 1° enero).

The seven principles of Kwanzaa ~ Los siete principios de Kwanzaa

The celebration of Kwanzaa is centered around seven principles, or values. Each day of the week-long festival is dedicated to one of these values.

 Note: because the Swahili language is such an integral part of Kwanzaa, I included also the Swahili terms (in parentheses).

1. Unity la unidad (Umoja)
2.Self-determination la autodeterminación (Kujichagulia)
3.Collective work and responsibility el trabajo y la responsabilidad colectivos (Ujima)
4.Cooperative economics la economía cooperativa (Ujamaa)
5.Purpose el objetivo y dirección (Nia)
6.Creativity la creatividad (Kuumba)
7.Faith la fe (Imani)

Kwanzaa colors ~ Los colores de Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa has three symbolic colors:

blacknegro(the people)
redrojo(their struggle)
greenverde(hope for the future)

More: Colors in Spanish

Kwanzaa vocabulary ~ El vocabulario de Kwanzaa

Some Spanish terms and ideas related to the celebration of Kwanzaa:

Africa el África
African africano
African-American afroestadounidense
art el arte
book un libro
candle una vela
candle holder un candelabo
community la comunidad
corn el maíz
culture la cultura
family la familia
flag la bandera
fruit las frutas
gift el regalo
harvest la cosecha
heritage el patrimonio
hope la esperanza
humanity la humanidad
mat la estera
meditation la meditación
rebirth el renacimiento
respect el respeto
seven candles siete velas
struggle la lucha
thanks las gracias
Unity cup el cáliz de la Unidad
values los valores

Happy Kwanzaa!  ¡Feliz Kwanzaa!

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