Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Habari Gani...

...is swahili for "what's the news?" This is a traditional greeting used during the celebration of Kwanzaa. Today is the first day of the 7 day celebration which consists of 7 principles. The first is the principle of Umoja (Unity) to which today is dedicated and teaches all to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.
Ron Karenga, founder of the Kwanzaa holiday, emphasizes that while every people have their various holiday traditions, all people can share in the celebration of our common humanity:
"Any particular message that is good for a particular people, if it is human in its content and ethical in its grounding, speaks not just to that people, it speaks to the world."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

fungua um domo and shout!