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New York — New Yorkers rang in the first day of Kwanzaa on Sunday with festive food, African dancing and the traditional lighting of candles to symbolize unity.

More than 100 revelers kicked off the seven-day celebration at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, sharing a communal meal of salmon stew and rice and beans.

“Snow can’t stop Kwanzaa,” said Valene Byrd, 27, of Brooklyn, a volunteer for the Kwanzaa Collective, which organized yesterday’s event in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Read more at NYDailyNews

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