CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The city of Charleston will celebrate the African-American holiday Kwanzaa with a parade and drumming and dancing festival.
The festivities will start at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Julian Devine Community Center. The event is free.
Kwanzaa is a 7-day holiday that starts Dec. 26. It was created in 1966 by a professor at California State University and is based on the year-end harvest festivals held in Africa for thousands of years.
Kwanzaa is a Swahili word that means first fruits of harvest.
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