Today is day 5 of Kwanzaa. It represents Purpose: Nia (nee–YAH) To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. Light a candle today for your family as we continue to celebrate the Kwanzaa traditions and work to build and restore our… Read more »
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Welcome to day 3 of Kwanzaa. Today represents Collective Work and Responsibility: Ujima (oo–GEE–mah) which means To build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and to solve them together. Working together makes a difference! Happy Kwanzaa!!
Today is Day 2 of Kwanzaa. Today represents Self-determination: Kujichagulia (koo–gee–cha–goo–LEE–yah) To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves. Kwanzaa is also celebrated with candles. Mishumaa Saba: The Seven Candles Mishumaa saba are the seven candles: three red, three green, and one black. The back candle symbolizes Umoja (unity), the basis… Read more »
Day 3 of Kwanzaa. Yes the seven days of Kwanzaa. Today is day 3 which is Ujima, (oo-Jee-mah) which means “Collective work and responsibility”. This is represented by the black candle. Read more here
IMANI — FAITH: To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders. The seventh principle is belief in ourselves as individuals and as a people. Further, it is a commitment to the development of the family and the national African American community. African America’s goal of freedom rests significantly… Read more »
It’s day 5 of Kwanzaa! The Fifth Day of Kwanzaa (December 30) On the fifth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red and then the next green candle. This represents the 5th principle of Kwanzaa – Nia (NEE-ah): Purpose. The fifth principle is discussed. The family shares the… Read more »