Kwanzaa starts today

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Today marks the official start of Kwanzaa.

This holiday was created in 1966 and is celebrated by millions of people of African descent all around the world.

Kwanzaa lasts seven days and celebrates family, community and culture from African and African-American origins.

Feasts are also part of the festivities as well as the lighting of seven candles representing the principles of Kwanzaa.

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