Chalica is a week-long celebration of our UU Principles. 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 to honor that principle. Not all UUs celebrate Chalica, but it has a growing following. You will find more information at There is also a Chalica Facebook page and many Chalica-themed videos on YouTube.

Rev. Hilary Krivchenia has put together a collection of readings, video links, and meditations for you to use at home. Just click on the link below to download it.

A Home Guide to Chalica

The Home Guide includes a rainbow calendar for Chalica which includes the wording of the principles — or promises, which our young people learn in their religious exploration classes. You may download the rainbow calendar on its own using the link below.

Rainbow Chalica Calendar

You may also be interested in this information about a proposed 8th Principle