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Christmas Variations

Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.

Xander Johnson

on 25 January 2017

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Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa
Christmas Variations
Kwanzaa is a African American holiday. It begins on December 26th and lasts for 7 days. It was made in 1966 by Maulana Karenga a professor of Pan-African studies and a black cultural leader. It focuses on the seven principals of black culture. The principles are unity, self-determination, collective work, responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. At the end of the holiday the community gets together for a feast.
Hanukkah of 2016 was celebrated on December 24th - January 1st. It is 8 days long, and every day they light a candle and exchange a gift. They light 8 candles on the candelabrum called the menorah. The history of Hanukkah is the Jews found only a bottle of oil to light their treasured holy menorah. But by some miracle the oil lasted them eight days, starting the tradition of lighting 8 candles on the menorah.
Christmas is on December 25th. It is a Christian holiday celebrating the BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST. In a modern day Christmas everyone exchanges gifts and has dinner together. My family, like many others, is not Christian, but celebrates it as a day of family and togetherness. Our traditions are we open presents, our Grandma comes over for breakfast, and around 4:00 we head over to Christmas dinner.
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Harris, Jessica B. "Kwanzaa." World Book Student.
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About the Author
My name is Xander. I am a boy, I have three animals: two dogs, and a brother. My favorite color is blue. My favorite hobby is to read. And I hate cheese.
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