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Thread #87534   Message #1634982
Posted By: Abby Sale
26-Dec-05 - 01:00 PM
Thread Name: Happy! – Dec 26 (Kwanzaa / St Stephen)
Subject: Happy! – Dec 26 (Kwanzaa / St Stephen)

Happy Kwanzaa!


Kwanzaa yenu iwe na heri!

In the US from 1966, the 7-day festival
is based on African harvest fests.

        Kwanzaa is a holiday
        Kwanzaa, Kwanzaa, Kwanzaa
        Is an African holiday
        Seven Principles
        Seven Candles
        Seven Black days for the African

                "The Kwanzaa Song"

St Stephen's Day is 12/26, the day after new Christmas (12/27 in the East). In the Isle of Man it's time for Hunting The Wren (and singing all those songs). In NY State it was traditional to sing the song on Dec 26th but they sang:
         "Let's hunt coons," says Risky Rob.
        "Possum for me," says Robin to Bob.
        "Let's catch rabbits," says Dan'l and Joe.
        "I'm huntin' rats," says Billy Barlow.

                                "Let's Go A-Hunting," Lomax, FS of NA

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