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Buffalo Kwanzaa celebrations continue with Young Entrepreneur Marketplace

Young business owners showcased their products at the East Community School in Buffalo on Saturday.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Kwanzaa Committee continued the week of holiday celebrations on Saturday with a Children's Kwanzaa and Young Entrepreneur Marketplace. 

This is the third year the marketplace has been a part of Kwanzaa celebrations in the City of Buffalo. Organizers created the marketplace to encourage children in the community to learn financial literacy and business skills. 

The market took place at East Community School in Buffalo from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Celebrations continued into the evening with a collective arts performance at PS School #77. The evening program will run from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

The third day of Kwanzaa celebrates the principle of Ujima. Ujima stands for collective work and responsibility. Ujima is typically marked by community action to address a problem or concern. 

Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration of African American culture and focuses on the seven core principles: Umoja (unity), Kujichagulia (self-determination), Ujima (collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics), Nia (purpose), and Imani (faith). 

The holiday is celebrated beginning December 26 through January 1.

A full schedule of Kwanzaa events can be found here

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