Kwanzaa Karamu



The Karamu Ya Imani (Feast of Feasts) is Kwanzaa's traditional African feast held on the last day of Kwanzaa, December 31st. It is a very special part of the Kwanzaa celebration that was started in an effort to raise awareness and educate people and communities about Kwanzaa.

For this feast, the dining table is dressed up with African colored (red, black and green) decorations and traditional African, Caribbean, and South American dishes are served. What would you bring to the festivities? Consider this suggested menu for a wonderful Kwanzaa Karamu this year: Koki-a popular bean dish made from cowpeas (niébé or black-eyed peas) or other beans. The beans are mashed into a paste which is wrapped in banana leaves and steamed. Peanut Soup-creamy and comforting, spicy vegan soup with West African origins. Made with a simple combination of peanut butter, tomato paste and collard greens. Jollof Rice- a popular West African dish consisting of rice, tomatoes and tomato paste, onion, salt, and red pepper. Add almost any kind of meat, vegetable, or spice. Also, the more common: Okra & Greens Yams/Sweet Potatoes Green Tea with Mint and/or Ginger Beer Of course, you and your family can serve whatever your hearts desire in your celebration of Kwanzaa! Enjoy the wonderful time of building strong families, friends, and communities!