Today marks the second day of Kwanzaa, a week-long celebration honoring universal African-American heritage and culture. Each day a different principal is observed. Yesterday was the observance of Umoja, to strive for and to maintain unity in the family. Today the principal of Kujichagulia, which is Swahili for Self-Determination, is observed. To learn more about this day, check out the video below.
If you and your family are looking for something to do on this annual holiday, the Bi-Okoto Cultural Center is hosting a Family Kwanzaa Festival today. To find out more about the event, click here.