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The members of SLPS gathered to celebrate and work magic of the last full moon of 2015 on Saturday, December 26, 2015. It was also the start of Kwanzaa, so the altar was decorated and adorned with traditional Kwaznaa items as well. The Kinara was lit, the black called, for the first night for the discussion about the first principal of Kwanzaa, unity. A discussion followed about the importance of unity in the community. After the ritual, a special chicken and ground nut stew and fufu were prepared to honor the start of the holiday and were offered to the Moon Goddess.

Kwanzaa 2015 Full Moon December Cold Moon, Muad’Dib making fufu, Saturday, December 27, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Kwanzaa 2015 Full Moon December Cold Moon, altar Saturday, December 27, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Kwanzaa 2015 Full Moon December Cold Moon, Kinara on the mantle Saturday, December 27, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Kwanzaa 2015 Full Moon December Cold Moon, altar with candles Saturday, December 27, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Kwanzaa 2015 Full Moon December Cold Moon, chicken and ground nut stew and fufu (white ball), Saturday, December 27, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Kwanzaa 2015 Full Moon December Cold Moon, chicken and ground nut stew with fufu, Saturday, December 27, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

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Hail and joyous Kwanzaa! Habari Gani! The members of SLPS gathered to celebrate the cultural holiday Kwanzaa. This is the third year of Kwanzaa being held by SLPS, a great way to ring in the new year! The altar was decorated in the traditional style, with African heritage and cultural items, including the mazao-fruits of the seaons, the kinaara,-the seven slotted candle holder, the muhinidi-the corn representing the children, the zawadi- gifts, and the kikombe cha umoja-the cup representing family and community. A special African dish made for the occasion was presented on the atlar, chicken and groundnut stew with fufu. Discussion about the seven values of Umoja — Unity, Kujichagulia — Self-determination, Ujima— Collective work and responsibility, Ujamaa — Cooperative economics, Nia — Purpose, Kuumba — Creativity, and Imani— Faith took place over the meal. These values help to bring the community together and to forget the self, considering others and the purpose of remembering our roots to make a better world.

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