Other Symbols: Mazao | Mkeka | Kinara | Vibunzi | Zawadi |Kikombe Cha Umoja


Zawadi should be given as a reward for commitments made and kept and are usually exchanged among members of a nuclear family. They should be given to reinforce personal growth and achievement which benefits the collective. Gifts given during Kwanzaa are not given automatically, but are rather based on merit. They should be of an educational or otherwise beneficial nature. Books make excellent gifts. Those things that are handmade are encouraged. One should not fall victim to the commercialism that presently characterizes Christmas.