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Ogden will hold Kwanzaa celebration on December 27

Posted at 11:45 AM, Dec 26, 2022

OGDEN, Utah — Those celebrating Kwanzaa are invited to join the Project Success Coalition's Community Kwanzaa Celebration happening today, December 27th, at Second Baptist Church in Ogden.

The celebration will take place from 6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m. and includes African drum and dance performances, storytelling, crafts, and other Kwanzaa traditions. It's free and all are welcome to attend.

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture, observed every year from December 26—January 1.

Unlike many other winter holidays, Kwanzaa isn’t tied to a single religion.

It is meant to include people of all religions, so people who observe Christmas or Hanukkah can also celebrate it.

Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by author and activist Maulana Karenga.

It is shaped by traditions and values from around the continent of Africa.

Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is associated with one of seven specific principles: Unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.