COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The celebration of Kwanzaa begins this week, and the Ohio History Connection and TAWI Family Village are honoring that tradition with a community wide event.

On Monday and Saturday, the Ohio History Center will host performing artists, storytellers, and African drum and dance. Over the course of the holiday week, other Kwanzaa themed events will take place across the city of Columbus:

Dec. 26 – First day of Kwanzaa at the Ohio History Center in partnership with Tawi Family Village, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Dec. 27 – Urban String Columbus, led by Catherine Willis, will host a concert with Urban Strings alumni as guest musicians from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Dec. 28 – Hosted by the Broad Street Presbyterian Church and presented by the James Preston Poindexter Foundation from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 29 – Hosted by the King Arts Complex and presented by the King Arts Complex and Lincoln Theater from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Dec. 30 – No host; families are encouraged to gather at home.

Dec. 31 – Hosted by the Ohio History Center from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Jan. 1 – No host; families are encouraged to gather at home.

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