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Kwan·zaaalso Kwan·za (kwän′zə)
An African-American cultural festival, celebrated from December 26 to January 1.
[Swahili (matunda ya) kwanza, first (fruits), from kwanza, first (respelled in English as kwanzaa to have seven letters corresponding to the seven traditional African virtuous principles celebrated by the holiday).]
a seven-day festival beginning on Dec 26 when African-Americans celebrate family, community, and culture
[C20: from Swahili (matunda ya) kwanza first (fruits)]
or Kwan•za(ˈkwɑn zə)
n., pl. -zaas or -zas.
a harvest festival celebrated from Dec. 26 until Jan. 1 in some African-American communities.
[1960–65; < Swahili kwanzaa first fruits of the harvest]