Kwanzaa is the Swahili word for ‘first’. It means first fruits. The holiday of Kwanzaa celebrates the harvest. Kwanzaa was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, so it had its 50th Birthday in 2016! If you want to reconnect with your African roots and heritage, why not learn through coloring. Use our coloring pages to celebrate the holiday! Theyre all free.