Kwanzaa is a US holiday, beginning December 26th – January 1st, that celebrates African culture and heritage. It was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga.
In honor of Kwanzaa, here are the top 10 African proverbs:
It is better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
Anger and madness are brothers.
A lie has many variations, the truth none.
If you think you’re too small to make a difference, spend a night with a mosquito.
Repetition is the mother of knowledge.
The axe forgets but the tree remembers.
Every misfortune is a blessing.
Don’t set sail on someone else’s star.
However long the night may last, there will be morning.
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
Thank you Africa!
Interesting Africa Facts:
- The largest desert, biggest waterfall and longest river in the world are in Africa.
- Some of the world’s largest, fastest, and tallest animals live in Africa.
- It is the second largest continent after Asia, with 54 countries, and a population exceeding 1.2 billion.
- It is estimated that there are 2000 different languages in the country.
What are some of your favorite African proverbs?