Kwanzaa began in the United States in 1966. During this time, there was a great movement toward equality for African-Americans, and Kwanzaa was created for African-Americans to celebrate African heritages and cultures. Kwanzaa is modeled on traditional African harvest festivals, and takes place from December 26 to January 1. Kwanzaa culminates in a feast on the sixth day called karamu, and the foods served during karamu honor African cuisines. Kwanzaa is all about celebrating family, community, and culture, making it the perfect time to host a feast—here are some suggestions to help you host your own Kwanzaa feast.