Number of candles in a kinara

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How many candles are there in a kinara?


Not too many people know that kinara is the candle holder used in Kwanzaa celebrations in the United States It is interesting to know that during the week-long celebration of Kwanzaa, seven candles are placed in the kinara.  Their color varies.   There are three red candles on the left, three green on the right, and a single black candle in the center. The word kinara means candle holder. Not too many people know that the seven candles represent the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa.  Needless to say, red, green, and black are the symbolic colors of the holiday.


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