Celebrating Chalica

Chalica is a week-long celebration of our Unitarian Universalist Principles. The holiday first emerged in 2005 out of a wish to have a holiday organized around Unitarian Universalist values.

Chalica begins on the first Monday in December and lasts seven days. Each day, a chalice is lit and the day is spent reflecting on the meaning of that day’s principle and doing a good deed that honors that principle. Not all Unitarian Universalists celebrate Chalica, but it has a growing following. There is a Chalica Facebook page, blog, and many Chalica-themed videos on YouTube.

Unitarian Universalist Perspectives

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  • You Are the Holiday Miracle (WorshipWeb)
    By Gwen Matthews
    Tagged as: Christianity, Earth-Centered, Hope, Judaism, Love, Mystery, Paganism, Reverence, Tradition, Winter

Chalice Extinguishing

  • It Becomes More (WorshipWeb)
    By Amy Zucker Morgenstern
    Tagged as: Abundance, Activism, Calling, Christianity, Community, Generosity, Paganism, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb


  • December 1 (WorshipWeb)
    By Ralph Yeager Roberts
    Tagged as: Christianity, Unitarianism, Winter


  • The Moment of Magic (WorshipWeb)
    By Victoria Safford
    Tagged as: Awe, Connections, Earth-Centered, Gratitude, Love, Wonder