Kwanzaa Principles (Day 3)

Today December 28th 2013 we’d like to take a moment to celebrate the third principle of Kwanzaa.

Ujima (OO-GEE-MAH): Collective Work and Responsibility reminds us that we have a role to play in the community, society, and world. That our fellow brothers and sister’s problems are our problems and that we can and should work collectively to solve them.

During the seven nights of Kwanzaa, it is customary to light one candle in a colorful candle holder called a Kinara. Each of the candles represents one of the key principles at the center of the holiday. On this the third day of Kwanzaa the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, and then the farthest right green candle. This represents the 3rd principle of Kwanzaa.

ujima

Source: Kwanzaa Printables

 

 

 

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