Seasonal holidays: Kwanzaa

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Kwanzaa is a holiday celebrated and loved by many. The holiday revolves around the celebration of African American culture, where they celebrate from December 26-January 1st. Kwanzaa has 7 candles to represent different themes. Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith). On the last day of Kwanzaa, people usually celebrate by having an African feast, called karamu. This year, Mr. Thompson, along with his African American focus group, are having a Kwanzaa celebration. They are having a field trip during 3rd period to celebrate and enjoy the holiday.

Divya Rajesh is currently a Senior at Washington High School. This is their 3rd year in the Hatchet and their first year as the Editor in Chief. Some of her hobbies include reading, painting, and dancing. Divya is looking forward to working with the Hatchet this year!

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