Kwanzaa Celebration


Nyah Tsai, Staff Writer

On December 19th, 2018, D.R.E.A.M., Diversity Raising Equality for All Minorities, held a Kwanzaa celebration that was surely one of a kind. Kwanzaa is a holiday that celebrates African American heritage and embraces African American culture.

Usually, there is a table filled with items that each represent something including: a Mkeka, A Unity Cup, Crops/fruit, corn, gifts, and a Kinara (a candle holder that represents the days and principles of Kwanzaa).  Each candle color represents something different. The red candles on the left represents the blood shed and the struggle, the green on the right represent the land of Africa and hope, and the single black candle in the middle represents the race of African American people.  The celebration opened and a program followed about the meaning of Kwanzaa and what it is all about.

All the members of D.R.E.A.M. brought in different types of African foods and snacks to cherish this African American holiday. People were dancing and many games were played where winners were presented with gifts. Everyone enjoyed themselves and this Kwanzaa celebration will become an annual tradition at EPCHS.