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Family Picks: Triangle Kwanzaa celebrations have a strong tradition

Durham parks and recreation’s Kwanzaa event is Tuesday at the Holton Career and Resource Center.
Durham parks and recreation’s Kwanzaa event is Tuesday at the Holton Career and Resource Center. NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

Friday is the day after Christmas, but it’s also the first day of Kwanzaa. This celebration of African-American heritage runs for one week, culminating on January 1, and each day is a reflection on one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa – principles like unity, creativity and purpose. The holiday dates to the late 1960s and gained more popularity in the 80s and 90s. Some Triangle celebrations are entering their second decade, so the tradition, locally, is strong.

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