Seven Principles Of Kwanzaa
Celebrated on day one. This principle teaches striving for and maintaining unity in the family, community, nation, and country.
KUJICHAGULIA (SELF DETERMINATION) (koo-jee-cha-goo-LEE-ah).
Celebrated on day two. It is a principle that teaches defining oneself, naming oneself, creating for oneself, and speaking for oneself.
UJIMA (COLLECTIVE WORK and RESPONSIBILITY) (oo-JEE-mah).
This principle is celebrated on day three, and teaches building and maintaining the community together, recognizing others
problems as our own, and solving those problems together.
UJAMAA (COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS)(oo-JAH-mah)
Practiced on day four, this principle teaches building and maintaining our stores, shops and
other businesses and profiting together from them.
This principle is practiced on day five. It is a principle that encourages the collective effort of building and developing the community
Practiced on day six, this principle emphasizes doing the best you can and as much as you can always to make your community better than when it was first inherited.
IMANI (FAITH) (ee-MAH-nee).
On day seven, this principle serves as a reminder to believe in our culture, family, community, and in oneself.