Vibunzi -- An ear of corn for each child in the family
Zawadi -- Simple gifts usually related to African-American culture, such as books or traditional breads
Kikombe Cha Umoja -- A communal unity cup
Many families use this time to employ Kuumba (creativity) to adorn their houses in festive red, black and green decorations. Many others visit historical museums, attend lectures, listen to concerts and learn about the many influential authors, musicians, artists, poets, dancers and statesmen of African descent. Each family has its own traditions and ceremonies, with the central theme of celebrating and embracing the African culture -- which is what Kwanzaa is all about.