Kwanzaa celebrations mark cultural values ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe Sunday marked the fifth day of Kwanzaa, the week-long African-American holiday that was established by a California professor in 1966. Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe Visitors to Muhammad’s Mosque No. 11 described the holiday as a cultural, not religious observance, rooted in education on traditional values. Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe Kwanzaa starts Dec. 26 and continues through Jan. 1. This year’s theme is “Embracing Our Afrika At Home And Abroad.” John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Boston’s Kwanzaa committee has evolved into a week of festivities hosted by 21 community organizations in different locations across the city.