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Celebrating Kwanzaa in the Lowcountry

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By Nikki Gaskins

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Many people will celebrate the week-long Kwanzaa holiday in the Lowcountry.

On Thursday, some people kicked off the first day of the holiday with a special celebration at Unity Church in North Charleston.

The non-religious holiday was started by Dr. Karenga in 1966 to celebrate African-American cultures and traditions.

During the special service, there was singing and dancing. They also paid tribute to their ancestors.

"We strive to perfect our creativity and our ability and to come together as a people, as a community," said Charlene Horlback who has celebrated Kwanzaa for the last twenty years.

Kwanzaa is a celebration of unity, self-determination, faith, and creativity.

The holiday comes to an end on Jan. 1.

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