PHOTOS: 2013 Kwanzaa celebrations

10:56 AM, Dec 26, 2013   |    comments
  • NEW YORK - DECEMBER 23: In celebration of the Kwanzaa holiday, Sduduzo Ka Mbili performes a traditional Zulu warrior dance December 23, 2003 at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. Kwanzaa, an African American and Pan-African holiday celebrated by millions throughout the world African community (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
  • WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: The word Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase 'matunda ya kwanza' which means 'first fruits' in Swahili, a Pan-African language which is the most widely spoken African language. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - DECEMBER 28: Members of the Restoration Dance Company perform a traditional African dance during a Kwanzaa festival at the Museum of Natural History December 28, 2002 in New York City. Kwanzaa, started in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, is an African-American cultural holiday celebrating family and community. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - DECEMBER 28: Members of the Restoration Dance Company watch the festivities during a Kwanzaa festival at the Museum of Natural History December 28, 2002 in New York City. Kwanzaa, started in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, is an African-American cultural holiday celebrating family and community. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - DECEMBER 27: Members of the Creative Outlet Dance Theater of Brooklyn, New York perform a dance during a Kwanzaa celebration December 27, 2003 at The Museum of Natural History in New York CIty. Kwanzaa is a seven-day African-American cultural festival that is observed from December 26 to January 1. It is the only nationally celebrated, indigenous, non-heroic African-American holiday in the United States.(Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
  • MARKHAM, ON- DECEMBER 14: The Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association's Kwanzaa celebration took place Saturday afternoon at the Milliken Mills High School, December 14, 2013. (David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
  • MARKHAM, ON- DECEMBER 14: The Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association's Kwanzaa celebration took place Saturday afternoon at the Milliken Mills High School, December 14, 2013. (David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - DECEMBER 22: Camille Yarborough sings African music behind a traditional 'kinara' candelabra during a news preview of the 'Kwanzaa 2004: We Are Family' festival at the American Museum of Natural History December 22, 2004 in New York City. The festival will take place December 26 and will include traditional African dance, spoken word, drumming and live musical performances. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
  • WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: Preformers from the Ezibu Muntu Dance Company dance during a Kwanzaa celebration 26 December 2004 at the Lincoln Theater in Washington. The AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
    
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KUSA - The Kwanzaa celebration starts Thursday and goes until Jan. 1. It's a celebration that honors the African heritage.

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