Ubuntu, I am because we are

Kwanza Ubuntu

‘UBUNTU’ in the Xhosa culture means: “I am because we are”. ‘UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?” It is the foundation upon which Kwanzaa is built.

Kwanzaa Ubuntu

Kwanzaa Celebration at the Museum of Natural History

An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: ”UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?”

Kwanzaa at the National Museum of History

‘UBUNTU’ in the Xhosa culture means: “I am because we are”. ‘It is the foundation upon which Kwanzaa is built. Read more about the seven principles of Kwanzaa at the official website.

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