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    Posted: 26 December 2006 at 9:56pm
December 26th is the start of Kwanza!

Happy Kwanza everyone!








Kwanzaa is based on the Nguzo Saba (seven guiding principles), one for each day of the observance, and is celebrated from December 26th to January 1st.
  • Umoja (oo-MO-jah) Unity stresses the importance of togetherness for the family and the community, which is reflected in the African saying, "I am We," or "I am because We are."
  • Kujichagulia (koo-gee-cha-goo-LEE-yah) Self-Determination requires that we define our common interests and make decisions that are in the best interest of our family and community.
  • Ujima (oo-GEE-mah) Collective Work and Responsibility reminds us of our obligation to the past, present and future, and that we have a role to play in the community, society, and world.
  • Ujamaa (oo-JAH-mah) Cooperative economics emphasizes our collective economic strength and encourages us to meet common needs through mutual support.
  • Nia (NEE-yah) Purpose encourages us to look within ourselves and to set personal goals that are beneficial to the community.
  • Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah) Creativity makes use of our creative energies to build and maintain a strong and vibrant community.
  • Imani (ee-MAH-nee) Faith focuses on honoring the best of our traditions, draws upon the best in ourselves, and helps us strive for a higher level of life for humankind, by affirming our self-worth and confidence in our ability to succeed and triumph in righteous struggle.



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Are there presents?
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Who's up for some woman toruturing?!

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Originally posted by Cedric Cedric wrote:

Who's up for some woman toruturing?!





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I believe it's Boxing Day in Canada too....

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Yeah, the bear fights are on tonight
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Originally posted by choopie911 choopie911 wrote:

Yeah, the bear fights are on tonight


Charlie looks good, I bet he'll teach that damn Polar Bear a lesson or two.

The question remains, you think that Black Bear scandel will blow over?

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Eh...thats iffy. It was a big deal here when it first hit the news, but I havent really heard any talk of it in quite a while.
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So uh, either of you guys want to clue us in as to what it's about? I could google, but I want to hear from a Canadian....sounds interesting so far...

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Boxing Day in Canada is when we hold Bear Fights. It's how the day got its name, since in simplified terms, they're boxing. I guess calling it boxing helped legitimize the event.
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I am surprised we haven't seen a Festivus thread yet.
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But, is there any symbolic significance to the bear fights or some sort of historical commemoration or anything? Just cool bear fights? lol...

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