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Today the red candle is lit.
The principle of Ujamaa (i.e.) Self Determination is “To build and maintain our own stores and other businesses and profit from them together.”
The Ujamaa principle instructs us to look toward cooperative economic ventures, working together to build collective wealth.
On Ujamaa Day, the family comes together to pool their resources together. Likewise, at the community level, residents discuss revenue strategies.
This is the day dedicated to giving thanks and remembrance. On Ujamaa Day, the family discusses family, friends, and heroic figures who have come before us and work to provide us with greater freedoms and possibilities.
One of the activities during the fourth day of Kwanzaa discussion centers on building collective wealth or revenue for the family.
On the second day of Kwanzaa, the family lights the red or Ujamaa candle, which corresponds to Ujamaa Day.
During the candling lighting ceremony, each family member pledges to come up with ways to increase family wealth and revenue.
The family enjoys a special holiday meal of their choice. There is no set or mandated meal for Kwanzaa. Enjoy your meal.
On Ujamaa Day, the family organises around a reinforcing activity of pooling resources. (Kwanzaa guide)