City Hall ready to light first official kinara for tomorrow’s start of Kwanzaa

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On Tuesday, the city will light its first official kinara. The candelabra holds seven candlesticks that represent each of the principles of Kwanzaa. Standing nearly 11 feet tall, it will be placed in the Southwest corner of City Hall for the duration of the celebration.

Local artist Maisha Sullivan-Ongoza created the kinara and says she’s elated that the city has finally added the symbol central to Kwanzaa.

“I’m very excited,” she told WHYY News. “This has been my lifelong mission to help promote this beautiful cultural celebration.”

  • December 25, 2023
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