The holidays continue as Wednesday marks the first day of Kwanzaa where the week-long celebration honors a different principle each day.
Wednesday’s principle is Umoja, which is Swahili for unity. Some other principles include self-determination, faith and creativity.
Kwanzaa was first observed to celebrate African heritage in African American culture some 50 years ago.
It continues through New Year’s Day.
There will be a Kwanzaa fest, Saturday at the Youth Opportunity Center.
The purpose is to teach the 7 principles, there will also be a youth talent showcase, vendors and more.