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Martina Guest of Rockville Center attends Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby's 10th annual Kwanzaa Celebration, held at the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion in Hempstead. (Dec. 16, 2011)(Credit: Michael E. Ach)

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What They're Wearing: Kwanza Celebration

Kwanzaa, a weeklong celebration honoring pan African and African-American history and culture, is observed Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 every year. It features activities such as lighting a candle holder with seven candles and culminates in a feast and gift-giving. Kwanzaa was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966.