Just as Christmas ends, a new holiday begins. Friday marked the first day of Kwanzaa.
Kwanzaa is an African American holiday based on the traditional African agricultural celebrations.
The seven-day holiday is celebrated from December 26 until January 1.
"Kwanzaa is a celebration of the culture and diversity of the African American culture while bringing together and bringing unity to different cultures and different backgrounds," said William Edwards, who is celebrating Kwanzaa.
The Art Connection in Meridian will be hosting celebrations for Kwanzaa over the next six nights.
Source: The Associated Press