Friday is first day of Kwanzaa

NATIONAL (WIS) - Friday is the first day of Kwanzaa.

The week-long celebration uses seven principles to honor the African-American heritage of family, community and culture.

Thousands across the U.S. Will celebrate the first principle called Umoja Unity Friday.

It stresses the importance of togetherness of the family and community.

One principle is celebrated each night through January 1.

Posted by Logan Smith