"Our Family's Unique Kwanzukkah Celebration"

Everyone's heard of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, but Kwanzukkah — a combination and new interpretation of the two holidays — was the best way for us to celebrate our family's unique history.

Kwanzukkah includes fruit, along with other food and drinks
The holiday season in America, with all of its festivity and indulgence, is a complicated time for some families. It is when we are asked to choose “our” holiday. Do you celebrate Christmas? Hanukkah? Kwanzaa? Tet? The either-or nature of that question is similar to the dynamic that biracial people face. (Which are you? Black or white? Chinese or Caucasian?) By their very being, interracial families are a mix of ethnicities. When individuals from different races become a family, whether ...

The story of how one transracial family reinvented their holiday traditions.


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