Kwanzaa, the annual pan-African celebration of family, community and culture, runs through Tuesday.

The weeklong holiday celebration in Charleston — “Returning to the Roots” — will be marked by several events that advance the seven principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.


1-4 p.m.: RBM and Wos’se African Drum and Dance groups present an afternoon of cultural experience at Ferndale Community Center, 1919 Bolton Ave.


4-8 p.m.: Huger’s 587 King St. A reggae band, spoken word and refreshments are included. Donation $5


3-6 p.m.: Master dance and drum classes for beginners at NIA Infant and Toddler Child Development Center, 2007 Helm Ave.


1 p.m.: Remembrance ceremony at Sankofa Memorial Burial Grounds, Maybank and Folly roads.

4-8 p.m.: Entertainment, food and vendors, Ferndale Community Center 1919 Bolton Ave.

Staff report