First night of Kwanzaa begins Saturday

EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) – Saturday is the first night of Kwanzaa: a week-long winter celebration within America’s Black community that celebrates light, culture and unity.

UW-Eau Claire history professor, Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, said there are seven candles that are lit for Kwanzaa. The single black candle in the center is the unity candle, the three red candles symbolize bloodshed and struggle, and the three green candles represent the Earth.


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