Did You Know? Countdown to Kwanzaa (12/28)


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Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Kwanzaa

Dec 28 : Third Day of Kwanzaa

Did you know today is the third day of Kwanzaa?

On the third day 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 (oo-JEE-mah): Collective work and responsibility.

The third principle is discussed. 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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