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Kwanzaa: A Cultural Holiday of the African American Traditions 

When: Dec. 26-Jan. 1 2018
Price: Free to attend

Light the Kinara

Celebrate Kwanzaa in the Lowcountry starting on Tues. Dec. 26 with a lighting of the Kinara in Marion Square at 6 p.m., followed by a reclaiming event at Old Bethel United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. Kwanzaa reclaiming ceremonies are a way of celebrating and “reclaiming” principles recognized by African Americans. The Kwanzaa festivities continue on Thurs. Dec. 28 with a Kwanzaa holiday concert and market at Mall Playground, located at 68 Columbus St. in Downtown Charleston. Head to the playground from noon-6 p.m. to listen to rap, hip-hop, comedy, and more, all performed on various stages for six minutes at a time. Wrap up the Lowcountry’s Kwanzaa festivites at SugaShack Mosquito Beach with a vendor village from 1-5 p.m. Learn more about each event at Lowcountry Kwanzaa’s Facebook page.
— Connelly Hardaway
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