Did You Know? Countdown to Kwanzaa (12/27)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Kwanzaa

Dec 27 : Second Day of Kwanzaa

Did you know today is the second day of Kwanzaa?

On the second day the black candle is again lit, as well as the farthest red candle on the left. This represents the 2nd principle of KwanzaaKujichagulia (koo-jee-chah-goo-LEE-ah): Self-Determination.

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 is a 7 day festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history. It is a time of celebration, community gathering, and reflection. A time of endings and beginnings. Kwanzaa begins on December 26th and continues until New Years Day, January 1st.

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