HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is wishing a “happy and healthy new year” to those celebrating Kwanzaa.

Obama is issuing his final annual Kwanzaa message as president.

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He says Kwanzaa is a joyous time to “reflect on the rich African-American culture.”

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Obama is emphasizing the principles enshrined in the Kwanzaa holiday: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. He says those principles reflect Americans’ most cherished values.

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The White House released the greetings from Obama on Monday while the president and his family are vacationing in Hawaii.