I am so sick and tired of this fake religion being shoved in my face. Why must humans put up with bullshit and fakery just so we can pat ourselves on the back and commend ourselves on how "good" we are? I am talking about Kwanzaa. http://www.us.net/mccpta/spotlight/dec01/Kawanza.html Celebration of Kwanzaa In 1966, Dr. Maulana Karenga created Kwanzaa to reaffirm and restore African heritage and culture; introduce and reinforce a set of seven principles that African Americans can incorporate in their lives on a daily basis; address the absence of non-heroic holidays in the African American community; serve as a regular communal celebration that reaffirms and reinforces the bonds between African American people; and, put forth self-determination as a statement of the cultural truth as an African people. The harvest has always been a time for celebration. In many parts of Africa, people celebrate harvest time with parties. After gathering their crops, the family or community comes together. They would bring an offering of food from their harvest. Hunters brought fish to bake and game to roast. After the feast, people danced and sang, beat drums, and played other musical instruments. They gave thanks for their harvest and remembered their ancestors. Dr. Karenga used these African harvest traditions when he created Kwanzaa. He also used words from the African language of Swahili. The word Kwanzaa comes from the Swahili phrase "Matunda ya Kwanza," which means "first fruits of the harvest." The second "a" distinguishes the African American from the African Kwanza. The traditional Kwanzaa celebration occurs annually from December 26 to January 1. Many African Americans celebrate on January 1. Although Kwanzaa is celebrated at the end of the year, at the same time as the Christian celebration of Christmas, the Hindu celebration of Divali, the Jewish celebration of Chanukah, and traditional New Years celebration, it is not designed as an alternative to or replacement for any of these holidays. Kwanzaa is a cultural celebration that may be celebrated jointly with any or all of these year-end holidays. The seven principles of Kwanzaa are: Unity, Self Determination, Collective Work or Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith. Here is the thing...I have never even HEARD of this religion until Bill Clinton brought it to light in one of his "holiday" speeches. And why force this upon Americans? It isnt like there are thousands who even celebrate this so called holiday. I mean I know many Africans ( I mean "real "ones from the country not the so called "african American" bullshit you here nowadays) especially since I have family memebers from that continent. And everyone that I know and have listend to all celebrate Christmas!