Kwanzaa is a cultural holiday celebrated since 1966, derived from African culture. The weeklong event is about honoring family, community, and self-improvement, a time to look back on achievements over the past year.
Miaisha Mitchell, who celebrates Kwanzaa, said, "We with Kwanzaa want to remind people that we're talking about families and livelihood and survival. The best way to do that is to get together and talk about things and discuss issues that are prevalent in our community."
Locally several events will be held to recognize Kwanzaa. It all kicks of tomorrow at Tallahassee's Lincoln Neighborhood Service Center at 6 p.m.
Kwanzaa events last through the coming weekend.