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UPDATED: Attention All Christians Kwanzaa Is Not A Religious Holiday It Is A Cultural Holiday That One Chooses Whether To Celebrate.

Personally, I don't celebrate Kwanzaa, not that it's a bad thing to celebrate. It's more about how and where I was raised . I am from LA  (lower Alabama) need I say more. So this celebration was never mentioned or practiced in my community back in the day.

The only holiday we celebrated in December was Christmas. That's what I love about America, you can choose which holidays to celebrate and which religions to practice. Therefore, if you want to celebrate Kwanzaa by all means do so.

It' almost impossible for us to disconnect spirituality from our culture. It  seems as if it's o­ne and the same.Kwanzaa, a nonreligious holiday created in the 1960s to celebrate African-American culture, is increasingly taking on a spiritual dimension as Christians and Muslims blend Kwanzaa traditions with aspects of their faith. Kwanzaa, is a seven-day celebration that begins Dec. 26 and ends Jan 1.

 It was developed in the wake of the Watts Riots in 1966 by activist and Califo…