By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A lively and energetic event kicked off the first day of Kwanzaa.

Malcolm X College hosted a cultural celebration, which was streamed on Facebook.

The event featured African dancers, drummers, musical performances, and spoken word.

Kwanzaa is a seven-day celebration with each day focusing on a particular principle. Each day a candle is lit, representing the principles of unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, collective economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

On Saturday, participants celebrated the principal of unity, or umoja.

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