Holidays Continue – African heritage enriches the World #Kwanzaa

Woman lighting Kwanzaa candlesKwanzaa had a radical beginning in 1966, but has gained mainstream adherents and even spread beyond America. Everything started somewhere, so read the history and, if it calls to you, celebrate.

The week traditionally (Yes, I use that word – some people were raised with Kwanzaa) ends with a feast and gift-giving. I always say, books make great gifts 😉

Colony on Mars book covers with Kwanzaa candles

From the first 12 settlers on through generations. Give the value-priced Box Set, or get the books individually.

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Happy Christmas #merrychristmas #happyholidays #xmas #hannukah #HappyHannukah #Kwanzaa #HappyKwanzaa

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Favorite ornaments

The holiday season is in full bloom. Solstice is behind us and I enjoyed walking a friend’s labyrinth at her party. It’s Christmas Eve, Hanukkah starts tonight, Kwanzaa in two days, and  other winter festivals you might enjoy: Saint Nicholas Day (Christian), Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican), St. Lucia Day (Swedish), Hanukkah (Jewish), Christmas Day (Christian), Three Kings Day/Epiphany (Christian), Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish), Omisoka (Japanese), Yule (Pagan), Saturnalia (Pagan). I wonder which holidays will follow colonists into space?

Personally, I’m a totally lapsed Catholic who still enjoys the traditions of my youth – I have one live Xmas tree and two artificial trees in my home. The cats are finally old enough (mature enough?) to refrain from knocking them over. 🙂

My best wishes to you and yours for the holidays and the New Year.