New Haven holds Kwanzaa celebration at City Hall

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Sunday marked the first day of Kwanzaa. An annual celebration to kick off the week-long holiday took place in New Haven Sunday evening.

New Haven’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus hosted their 19th annual event at the Atrium at City Hall.

Kwanzaa began as a holiday back in the 1960s as a celebration of African-American heritage and culture. It is centered around the seven core principles that include faith, family, community, and unity. Culture and ancestors are honored through music, dance, and candle lighting.

Kwanzaa runs from Dec. 26-Jan. 1.

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