Kwanzaa Robert Franklin was suspicious of Kwanzaa for many years. He thought that someone couldn't just make up a holiday and have it be meaningful. But he's grown to understand that newly created ritual -- whether it's Kwanzaa or the lighting of candles for people who died on Sept. 11 -- can be meaningful.
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Robert Franklin was suspicious of Kwanzaa for many years. He thought that someone couldn't just make up a holiday and have it be meaningful. But he's grown to understand that newly created ritual — whether it's Kwanzaa or the lighting of candles for people who died on Sept. 11 — can be meaningful.