For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 24, 2008
Presidential Message: Kwanzaa 2008
I send greetings to those observing Kwanzaa.
Kwanzaa is the celebration of African culture, community, and family traditions. For more than 40 years, millions of people have come together to reaffirm Nguzo Saba, the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa. These principles emphasize unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.
As people across our country gather to commemorate this seven-day celebration, may we all be reminded that Kwanzaa is an opportunity to celebrate the many contributions of our African American citizens.
Laura and I send our best wishes for a joyous Kwanzaa.
GEORGE W. BUSH
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