Borderland Treasures: Waiting for Kwanzaa

Borderland Treasures: Waiting for Kwanzaa
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POSTED: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 11:14am

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 11:37am

Christmas festivities may already be underway, but some celebrations have yet to begin. Kwanzaa is set to begin on Dec. 26.

The week-long celebration honoring African heritage and culture is marked by participants lighting a Kinara, or candle holder. It is observed from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 every year and was first celebrated in 1966.

Kwanzaa consists of seven days of celebration and ends with a feast and gift giving.

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