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Kwanzaa kicks off celebrating African heritage and unity

Throughout this week-long holiday, seven candles are lit each night, symbolizing the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

News 12 Staff

Dec 26, 2023, 10:59 AM

Updated 202 days ago

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Today marks the beginning of Kwanzaa, a seven day celebration created in 1966 to honor African heritage, culture, and unity.
Throughout this week-long holiday, seven candles are lit each night, symbolizing the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
Today, the first day, focuses on Umoja, which signifies unity.


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