Hundreds of locals celebrate Kwanzaa at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park

Week long celebration hits Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Hanukkah and Christmas may both be over but Friday afternoon you have a chance to celebrate another holiday.

Hundreds of locals will be celebrating Kwanzaa at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park from 1pm-5pm.

The free event is open to the public and will include African music, art and dancing in the park's community center located at 1000 S. Owens Street.

Kwanzaa is a week long non-religious holiday that focus' on seven principles; unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

The holiday, started in the 1960's, celebrates African American cultures and traditions.

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