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Published: Wednesday, 12/28/2011 - Updated: 2 years ago

Kwanzaa observance under way

BY SEAN WORK
BLADE PHOTOGRAPHER

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Diane Gordon lights the tapers on a candleholder representing the seven principles of Kwanzaa during a program at the Padua Center in Toledo. Kwanzaa, observed from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 each year, is a celebration honoring African-American heritage and culture and culminating in a feast and gift-giving. It was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966–67. The Padua Center program was Tuesday. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Kwanzee Celebration at Padua Center of Toledo



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