|Post-apocalyptic holidays after "The Last Christmas Movie" (zombiehunters.org)|
|We'll stick with Kwanzaa, thanks (meetup).|
|I love Ethiopia (and Egypt), Africa|
Kwanzaa brings a cultural message that speaks to the best of what it means to be human and African in the fullest sense.
Given the profound significance Kwanzaa has for African-Americans and, indeed, African communities throughout the world, we need a reliable source of information on it.
This site is available to give an accurate and expansive account of Kwanzaa's origins, concepts, values, symbols, and practices. Moreover, given the continued rapid growth of Kwanzaa and the parallel expanded discussion of it and related issues... More
Is everyone just copying Europe?
Lana (Radio 3 Fourteen, Red Ice Radio)
WARNING: In her enthusiasm to celebrate European culture and Yule, Lana says some very offensive things that could make one wonder about her motives, implicit bias, white privilege.
|"Stop stealing from my people" - Barbie|
Lana talks about the true origins of newcomer holidays such as Afrocentric Kwanzaa and Jewish Hanukkah. Where did these holidays originate? Are they original or copycats? Why are they also in December, like Christmas?
Let's learn about the true origins of Christmas, which is entirely borrowed from Yule, the pre-Christian [pagan] European celebration of the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.
|We stole soul, jazz...but you stole Kwanzaa.|
[But, Lana, was "Yule" a rip off of ancient Roman Saturnalia, which took most of what it celebrated from ancient Greece, which stole most of what made it famous from ancient India, which borrowed most of what made it great from the Indus Valley Civilization... No, probably not. It's easy to be Eurocentric. But the world is much bigger and much older than Europe. People all over the planet celebrate in winter, which is when we most need to cheer up, get along with one another, and survive the cold. So, please, Ixnay on the racismay, Eva].
Let's learn about the myth, symbolism, and tradition of Yule.