Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to share some love.
Kwanzaa is a celebration of the African heritage that many African-American people are celebrating to hold on to their culture and distinctives. In fact, Kwanzaa is now taking a role in many black churches.
“In the black church, it is now becoming an acceptable celebration. Kwanzaa is in harmony with the church,” said the Rev. Marvis P. May, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church in Baltimore, where May has marked the pre-Christmas season of Advent by walking his parishioners through the principles of Kwanzaa.
Kwanzaa is celebrated over the next seven days. Observers will be “lighting red, green and black candles, watching African drummers and making homemade gifts in recognition of kuumba, the Kwanzaa principle of creative expression.”