Originally from CBS Philadelphia/AZIZA SHULER

Video from: NBC 10 Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Monday is the first day of Kwanzaa, and the African American Museum in Philadelphia is hosting a celebration.

The Kinara lighting will be hosted at 6:30 p.m. to kick off this year’s Kwanzaa season. Kwanzaa is rooted in African celebrations of the harvest and includes seven traditions aimed at building unity.

The AAMP will honor the principle of Umoja, which means “to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.”

Additional activities will include open mic poetry and a drum circle. 

The holiday is celebrated until Jan. 1. 

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