Above: Interesting abstract chalice found on uua.org website.
It's Day 3 of Chalica... See posts below, "Chalica: Day 2" and especially "Chalica: Day 1", for a basic explanation.
Today, we light the chalice and affirm and promote our third Unitarian Universalist principle, "acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations".
You can learn more about Chalica at the Facebook page: click this link
Interestingly, I have seen debates about Chalica among Unitarian Univeraslists on the Internet. Some UUs love the idea of having our own holiday, others think it's a little silly to invent a holiday out of the blue. Some (like me) think the whole thing is a little playful, and take it lightly -- enjoying it for what it's worth. Some think that a light attitude toward Chalica is insulting to UUism, sort of implying that we are to be taken lightly in general.
We UUs all have different ways of looking at things. And on the 3rd Day of Chalica, we can accept one another and our differences of opinion (and other differences). This sort of debate, hopefully, will encourage us toward spiritual growth! May it be so.