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KINARA

/ kē-ˈnä-rə /
Swahili - Candlestick Holder

The Kinara holds seven candles, the Mishumaa Saba, which is three red candles on the left, and three green on the right with a black candle in the center that represents the African flag.

Each day of Kwanzaa is dedicated to a specific principal, marked by lighting a new candle on the kinara.