28 Original Coloring Pages, which I created from clipart, to celebrate African Heritage and Culture during the colorful and very spiritual and philosophical harvest festival.
Coloring in assists with the development of fine motor skills in children. These images should be fun, colorful and bold. African art is bold, compelling and very often extremely symbolic. The traditional colors symbolizing Kwanzaa are green, red and black.
The name Kwanzaa comes from the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, meaning first fruits of the harvest and celebrates and commemorates the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or Nguzo Saba, the seven principles of blackness. Kwanzaa was first held in 1966 so is a relatively new traditional holiday/festival.
Kwanzaa is a week long celebration. People light a kinara (candle holder with seven candles) and give each other gifts.
Kwanzaa takes place from December 26 to January 1 every year.
As the celebration becomes more and more popular, non-Africans are celebrating it as well.