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Nguzo Saba Kwanzaa Principles Pencil Set

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Enjoy the seven days of Kwanzaa with these hand-stamped pencils, celebrating each daily principle. It's the perfect stocking stuffer gift for yourself or a loved one.

This set includes:

  • (7) Matte Black #2 pencils
  • Pencils are unsharpened
  • Made in the USA

Please note: All pencils are hand-stamped and foiling may vary with slight differences.

// KWANZAA //

Introduced in 1966, Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture which is held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in gift-giving and a feast of faith called Karamu Ya Imani.

Nguzo Saba // 7 Principles of Kwanzaa:

  • Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
  • Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): To define and name ourselves, as well as to create and speak for ourselves.
  • Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems and to solve them together.
  • Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.
  • Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
  • Kuumba (Creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
  • Imani (Faith): To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.