Hudson Valley celebrates African culture as Kwanzaa kicks off around the world

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Thursday marked the start of Kwanzaa around the globe.

The seven-day celebration was created in 1966 to celebrate African heritage.

Seven candles are lit each night of the weeklong holiday.

The candles represent the principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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