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        Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday which is held from December 26th through January 1st, and climaxes with a glorious feast. It was started in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, Professor at the California State University, Long Beach, California. Karenga wished to emphasize that black Americans come from many parts of Africa, so he brought together elements from many African harvest festivals to create Kwanzaa, a unique celebration that is now observed in some way by more than 5 million Americans.

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