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Kwanzaa is a festival that lasts from December 26th to January 1st, which celebrates Africa and all things African.
It was first initiated by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor of Black Studies at CSU, Long Beach, in 1966, during the heady days of the Civil Rights Movement. Karenga did several studies on African festivals and celebrations, as he had noticed that there was a dearth of cultural celebrations for the African-American community. In his studies, he noticed that most annual celebrations among most sub-Saharan African ethnicities are what are often termed "first fruits" celebrations, or celebrations of the year's harvest.
In these types of festivals, the harvest is gathered after a year of planting and growth, and then the first and foremost of this harvest are dedicated to the ancestors of the particular village or community, before, of course, all of the living then celebrate the good things which have happened within the past year since the last first fruits festival.
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From: Harry Potter Series
Chapter 1 – First Calling
A new year in the famous Hogwarts School of Magic was just starting. All the students were in the enormous Saloon. Dumbledore greeted everyone like he has always done and welcomed the new students. After that each student went to their rooms in their respective House to organize their things and take their books for the first class. The Ravenclaw and the Slytherin would have their first class together: Transfiguration.
Iris Fifield, student from the Ravenclaw, was running through the corridors of the big school in her way to the room where the class would be given. In that moment someone crossed her way. Someone that was just going out of another room. Iris couldn't stop and she hitted against that person's strong body and almost fell behind. But the person held her by the hand.
- Iris! Be careful! – The guy said.
- Ouch... – Iris put a hand in her forehead and then looked at him – Oh, Teddy Bear! – She smil