Thursday, January 1, 2015

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Seventh and Final Day of Kwanzaa is January 1st, New Year's Day and Imani (Faith) is the Principle for Kwanzaa's Final Day


On this day, everyone pledges to focus their minds and hearts on the greater good for the entire community in the following year. After the last candle is lit and the period of discussion and reflection is complete, families enjoy a meal, open presents, and celebrate the new year together.

http://enlightenme.com/days-of-kwanzaa/

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The sixth day of Kwanzaa is December 31 and the Sixth Principle of Kwanzaa is Kuumba

Kuumba means creativity and sets the tone for the sixth day of Kwanzaa. This day occurs on New Year’s Eve and considered special. There is often a celebration or feast that accompanies the ritual lighting of the candles (for this day, the last of the red ones). The eldest member present will also read the Tamishi La Tutaonana, a farewell statement to the old year.

http://enlightenme.com/days-of-kwanzaa/

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The Fifth Day of Kwanzaa is December 30th

On the fifth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red and then the next green candle. This represents the 5th principle of Kwanzaa -  Nia (NEE-ah). :  Purpose . The fifth principle is discussed. The family shares the Unity cup and the candles are extinguished.

http://www.holidays.net/kwanzaa/7days.htm

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The Fourth Day of Kwanzaa Is December 29th

On the fourth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green. And then the next red candle on the left. This represents the 4th principle of Kwanzaa -  Ujamaa (oo-jah-MAH) :  Collective economics . The fourth principle is discussed. The family shares the Unity cup and the candles are extinguished.

http://www.holidays.net/kwanzaa/7days.htm

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Third Day of Kwanzaa is December 28th.

This is the time to emphasize the 3rd principle of  Kwanzaa , Ujima or collective work and responsibility. On the third day, the lighting of candles starts again with the  black one , then the farthest left red one and them the utmost right green one are lit.

Read more at http://www.theholidayspot.com/kwanzaa/sevendays.htm#X0wK6G8LGdVZbfjV.99

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The Second Day of Kwanzaa is Today December 27th



To represent the second doctrine or principle the left most red candle is lit after the  black one. This principle represents Kujichagulia (koo-jee-chah-goo-LEE-ah) or Self- Determination.
The process goes on in the same way as the first day of Kwanzaa. The person who lights the candle on 2nd day makes a  statement  which is related to the second principle. He or she also continues with a passage or a poem on that particular principle and explains how this doctrine is related to the meaning of their lives. The Unity cup is again shared between the members and the candles are extinguished.

Read more at http://www.theholidayspot.com/kwanzaa/sevendays.htm#X0wK6G8LGdVZbfjV.99

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