Happy Kwanzaa! Day One: Umoja - Unity
Photos from 6th Annual Light Up Sistrunk

Happy Kwanzaa! Day 2: Kujichagulia - Self-Determination


Call: Habari Gani?! (What's going on?)

Response: Kujichagulia! [koo-jee-chah-goo-lee-ah]

The second day of Kwanzaa, the  principle of self-determination, kuchijagulia, is celebrated. We affirm our determination to create, name and define our lives for ourselves, instead of allowing others to do this for us.

In our kinara, we light the middle, black candle again and the red candle that sits next to the black candle on the left. Again a statement about the second principle and its meaning might be made. Or possibly a passage or poem is spoken or read which relates to what the principle means and how it relates to their life. The family shares the Unity cup and the candles are extinguished.

Kwanzaa Day 2


“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” - Coco Chanel





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