Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Estimate: 13 Million Celebrate Kwanzaa

ROCKSBORO, N.C. -- It's the first day of Kwanzaa and more and more people are celebrating. Bill Nesmith is a reference librarian at Person County public library in Rocksboro, N.C. He says interest in the holiday is growing, with about 13 million people now celebrating the holiday that began in 1966.

I'd like to know just where the number came from?

13 Comments:

At 8:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

13 Million? probably inflated by a factor of a million...

Jim in PA

 
At 10:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think a lot more peole celebrate Festivus than Kwanzaa. Of course, their both fictitious holidays.

 
At 11:40 AM, Anonymous bill "the future antichrist" clinton said...

It's growing popularity probably comes from American black peoples' desire for something that is their "own," something which white people won't "steal." As a group, American blacks are like a teenager, rebellious, given to fits of pique, angry, and illogical. Just like any teenager, they believe they alone really understand stand things, and their "parents" (white people) are foolish and ignorant. ( e.g., "We blacks know you whites better than you know yourselves.") There are signs that black intellectuals are abandoning the white liberals' plantation; Bill Cosby was preceeded by Sowell, Williams, Herbert, and many more. Perhaps Kwanzaa will help give American blacks the feeling of stability and comfort which they need to grow up and join the mainstream.

 
At 9:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most people celebrate Saturnalia, oh excuse me, Christmas.

 
At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has been argued that Roman emporer Aurelian moved the feast of Sol Invictus (celebrating the Roman's winter soltice and extending the Saturnalia celebration - which was originally only one day on Dec 17) to Dec 25 to co-opt the Christian celebration of Christmas.

 
At 9:57 AM, Blogger Sick Boy said...

"Most people celebrate Saturnalia, oh excuse me, Christmas."

Is the Mass of Christ so offensive? Kwanzaa is not a "Holy Day" (read "holiday"). It is a black seperatist movement, invented by a Stanley Williams predecessor. P.S. It's ok if you don't celebrate Christmas, Jihadists celebrate murder. Say "hi" to Hagar for us.

 
At 9:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that Christmas is actually the Roman pagan feast makes it offensive to Christians who really respect and revere Jesus.

 
At 9:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sick of this Christmas crap. Thank God we won't have to hear about it for another year.

 
At 11:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kwanzaa was never meant to be a religious holiday. Plenty of people celebrate Thanksgiving and St. Valentines Day as well as The Fourth of July.They are holidays not holy days, the term is meant for any festival day. Why do you think Kwanzaa is not a holiday simply because it is not and never was meant to be religious? Black people know the history behind Kwanzaa.

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger Sick Boy said...

Thanksgiving Day: Read up on President George Washington's first day of Thanks proclaimation.
Saint Valentine's Day: Not religious? Re read the name again.
4th of July: Not a holiday. Celebration of our nation's independence from Great Britain.
Please inform us as to the reason for "Halloween".

Kwanzaa was invented by a Stanley Williams predecessor. A Black Power fanatic, Black Panther. Racist. An attempt to have the black "throw off the shackles of white devils". He didn't gather the numbers he was hoping for by advocating "violent overthrow and revolution", so he tried to catch more flies with sugar. Kind of like the Madrassa's of Islam. Hmmm...
Of all the Christaphobes out there, how many purchased a gift, wrapped it, gave it to a friend or loved one, and said "Merry Christmas"? Careful how you answer, you might be a hypocrit. It is ok if you lie. It is your own personal integrity at stake.
P.S. Don't forget about Saint Patrick's Day. lol.

 
At 6:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "holidays you mention are basically ficticious "saints". St Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland. It's not a holiday, nobody gets religious on that day. St Valentine is actually the god cupid, again who gets religious on that day. It's a day of materialistic lust.

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger Sick Boy said...

If they weren't beatified they wouldn't be Saints.. Your aforementioned detractions are quaint. The Saints are venerated not worshiped. Saints are to be emulated. We exchange gifts to emulate the Three Wise Men, who visited a dwelling in the town of Bethlehem. These Wise Men came from the east, i.e. Arab land. Are we to conclude, by the facts, and your detractions, that Christianity is "wrong" because of its inclusiveness? Or, that you believe that ALL organized religion is antiquated? P.S. Remember, Rome fell due to extreme multi culturalism and ultra tolerance.

 
At 6:38 PM, Blogger wayTOtheRIGHT said...

and some swingin parties where that some killer diseases.

as i remember lots of man love goin on their in rome. no references to our current "need" to make man love "legal and acceptable" here in our great nation.

sicko it does no good to try with these people.

the truth has no purpose for them.

the facts have no meaning.

their opinion and beliefs trump truth and fact.

 

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