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Kwanzaa is a celebration held in the United States and in other nations of the African diasporain the Americas and lasts a week. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. Kwanzaa has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba). It was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966–67.

Earlier Event: December 25
Christmas Day
Later Event: December 31
New Year's Eve Brunch