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Happy Kwanzaa! Day 3: Ujima - Collective Work and Responsibility


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

Response: Ujima! [oo-jee-muh]

Today is the third day of Kwanzaa. The principle celebrated is ujima or collective work and responsibility. That means to build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together.

In our kinara, we light the middle, black candle, the red candle that sits next to the black candle on the left and the green candle that sits next to the black candle on the right. Again a statement about the third 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 3

“A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s.”  ~ Richard Whately


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