LUXE GAL: Celebrate Kwanzaa DivaGals Style!

By   |   December 19, 2012   |   Entertainment, Lifestyle

Kwanzaa is one week away!

Kwanzaa is an African-American and Pan-African holiday celebrated by millions throughout the world, from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. Founded by Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa “brings a cultural message which speaks to the best of what it means to be African and human in the fullest sense.” Each day stands for a principle, written in Swahili, to live life by, including Umoja (unity), Nia (purpose) and Kuumba (creativity). For more information on the holiday visit: www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org.

Kwanzaa Gift Ideas:
It is customary to give a heritage symbol during the Kwanzaa celebration. Celebrate the arts and culture of Africa with the Amanne Collection, offering Adinkra symbols necklaces, bracelets and earrings from Ghana, West Africa and Ethiopian Coptic crosses. Receive free gift wrapping with purchase! www.amannecollection.net.

Choose from fragrant and sumptuous bath and body products created by African-American owned company Soul Purpose, www.soulpurpose.net

For those with a bigger budget, why not take a family trip to Africa via ArikAir making non-stop flights from JFK to Nigeria, or South African Airways to visit Johannesburg.

Kwanzaa Dining
Today many communities celebrate Kwanzaa and enjoy a holiday feast among friends. For those who celebrate Kwanzaa, but prefer to eat out foodie/entrepreneur Jemea Kuoh has launched www.Dalekh.com just in time for the holiday celebration. Jemea states that Dalekh presents “the world’s best Afro-Ethnic cuisine” and is poised to become the spicy niche site for foodies who love African and African-American cuisine. Visitors of www.Dalekh.com can pick a city online in “Dalekh World,” select a restaurant and make their reservations. The also allows foodies to rate their experience and share their reviews with friends and family.

If you were wondering what dishes Dalekh readers have unanimously declared their favorite for the holidays, they are as follows:

  • Southern Fried Chicken
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Collard Greens
  • Okra

 Kujivinjari (Enjoy)!

photo credit: www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org

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