The principles of Kwanzaa celebrations have been moved to 2021, Jackson says families can still observe and enjoy Kwanzaa according to the festival’s seven principles throughout the year. His virtual event will focus on the history of Kwanzaa and how its seven principles relate to African families in the diaspora. Although Kwanzaa hails from the United States, it is a pan-African festival celebrated by people of African descent throughout the African diaspora. The seven candles, known as the Mishumaa Saba, symbolize the Nguzo Saba, each representing one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is gaining popularity in the African diaspora every year. This festival, based on the seven guiding principles, is recognized by the U.S. Postal Service’s Forever label for Kwanzaa 2020. Kwanzaa’s seven principles are known as Nguzo Saba. “The principles are universal. There is also Kwanzaa, a traditional African-American festival that celebrates Pan-African heritage during the week. While you might say Kwanzaa is an African-American festival, it is actually relevant to the entire diaspora. Many African Americans participate in public and private events during Kwanzaa. For the past 20 years, Jeffrey Jackson and his wife Kim Hall Jackson have been organizing a big Kwanzaa party at their home in Philadelphia. However, even without being able to welcome his joyful Karama, Kim Hall Jackson finds strength and meaning in this and in all the Kwanzaa stations. In addition to the principles and symbols, there are greetings associated with Kwanzaa. Another symbol is Mazao, which means harvest and symbolizes the celebration of the African harvest. Kwanzaa brings love, solidarity and community love to this village to pay homage to our people.