Happy Kwanzaa Wishes From Nina Hollander, Coldwell Banker In Charlotte

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Happy Kwanzaa!

 

Sending warm wishes for a Happy Kwanzaa to my clients, colleagues, friends, and business partners who celebrate this special holiday, honoring African and African-American culture and history,  starting today, December 26th, and continuing through January 1st, 2019.  May the seven days of Kwanzaa be a special time for you and yours and may the joy of this celebration stay with you throughout the coming year.

 

Celebrating Kwanzaa In Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Celebrating Kwanzaa in Charlotte

 

The Story of Kwanzaa {Video}

 

 


What Do The 7 Kwanzaa Candles Represent?

 In the center is a black candle representing the first principle: unity (Umoja). To the left of the black candle are three red candles representing the principles of self-determination (Kujichagulia), cooperative economics (Ujamaa) and creativity (Kuumba).

 

 

"Kwanzaa isn’t a replacement for Christmas or even Hanukkah. Kwanzaa has nothing to do with religion and while some may twist it to be political, in its nature it is not. Kwanzaa is not the tool of its creator. Kwanzaa has a life of its own. Kwanzaa is about the spirit of people — all people regardless of color or race. Kwanzaa is a holiday of the human spirit — not the divine. The two were meant to co-exist peacefully."


– Author Unknown

 

 

"The seven principles of Kwanzaa — unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith — teach us that when we come together to strengthen our families and communities and honor the lesson of the past, we can face the future with joy and optimism."

– President Bill Clinton

 

 

"We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color."

- Maya Angelou

 

  

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Grant Schneider hi Grant... Kwanzaa is one of those holidays that people have heard about but many don't know much about. So I thought it might be helpful to add the video.

Dec 26, 2018 08:33 AM #13
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Will Hamm hi Will... glad you liked it. I realized from comments on my Kwanza post last year that most Rainers had no clue about it. So I thought providing a video might be helpful this year.

Dec 26, 2018 08:34 AM #14
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Nina,

Thank you for taking the time to explain Kwanzaa to us.  Last year, I did wish everyone a Happy Kwanzaa, but I was remiss this year.  Wishing you a delightful day.  A

Dec 26, 2018 08:35 AM #15
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... I think an awful lot of people know the word, but don't know what it's all about. Everytime I do a Kwanzaa post, I get a huge number of hits on it.... then again, it's a pretty big deal here in Charlotte.

Dec 26, 2018 08:42 AM #16
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This is timely information to share with area residents and visitors.

Dec 26, 2018 08:42 AM #17
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Roy Kelley thanks, Roy. Kwanzaa is quite widely observed throughout Charlotte with lots of various events taking place.

Dec 26, 2018 08:48 AM #18
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Hi Nina,
I always enjoy your educational and historical posts.  I did watch the full video and would love to see the spirit of Kwanzaa embraced by all ethnicities... not separately but together as the human race.  Thanks for the post.

Dec 26, 2018 09:40 AM #19
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Carol Williams wouldn't that be nice, Carol? And it's actually a shame that fewer African-Americans observe Kwanzaa than did 10 and 20 years ago.

Dec 26, 2018 10:42 AM #20
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Yes, Nina, I was surprised about that too. 

Dec 26, 2018 10:45 AM #21
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I guess it's good to have goals:

 

we can face the future with joy and optimism."

– President Bill Clinton

 

Nice explanation of Kwanzaa; I think many people misunderstand it.

Dec 26, 2018 12:09 PM #22
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents  am I correct in assuming you're being a bit facetious with that comment about goals?   You're so right, many people don't have a clue as to why and how Kwanzaa began.

Dec 26, 2018 12:15 PM #23
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It's not like the last two years have been a good example. Did you read where Trump told a 7-year-old girl who believed in Santa Claus that she was basically a chump?

Dec 26, 2018 12:18 PM #24
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents to be honest, I pay no attention whatsoever to reports/news like this. Regardless of what side of the political spectrum you're on the reporting is always biased and I'm tired of it.

Dec 26, 2018 02:52 PM #25
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Nina Hollander Coming from a family of respected journalists, Nina, I have to disagree with your assessment. The very basis and origin of journalism is to tell the truth and present all sides, and journalists have died protecting the truth.

Unless of course you're FOX News. 

Dec 26, 2018 03:01 PM #26
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Nina I did not know most of this about Kwanzaa. 

Oh and by the way I love Fox News, the only ones who get it right.

Dec 26, 2018 07:28 PM #27
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To everyone a happy holiday; I always say Nina Hollander 

 

I hope you you had a merry little Christmas 🎄....

Dec 26, 2018 07:55 PM #28
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS thanks, Paul. I had a lovely little Christmas and trust you did, as well.

Dec 27, 2018 04:12 AM #29
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George Souto hi George... Kwanzaa has been around for decades and yet so many people have no clue... as for Fox News, all I can say is "ya think?." 

Dec 27, 2018 04:13 AM #30
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Thank you Nina for this post.  I forgot to post mine here on AR this year.  Enjoy the next holiday...2019!  

Dec 28, 2018 08:50 AM #31
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Gloria Todor hi Gloria... to be honest, I almost forgot to post this myself this year. But something triggered my memory and here I am.

Dec 28, 2018 09:16 AM #32
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