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Rastafarian Holy Days and Holidays
Day
Description
Type
January 7th
Ethiopian
Christmas
Rastafarians observe this as a holiday.
May 5th
(27 Miyaza)
Fasika (Passover)
This day represents a major Holy Day with service (e.g., from 10am to 11am.).  After
service, family day celebration starts with the playing of Rastafarian Music (e.g., Reggae)
with eating of Corn bread, vegetables, and drinking of Wine, closing with a prayer from the
Priest. (e.g., around 3:30pm)
July 16th
Constitution Day
This day represents a holiday.  On this day in 1931 Ethiopia was given it's first written
Constitution and the holiday is observed annually.
July 23rd
(16 Hamle)
Birthday of Tafari
Makonnen
In the year of John 16th of Hamle 1885 = July 23rd 1892 the birth of ‘Tafari' in Harar,
Ethiopia.  Rastalogy accepts this day as the Second Advent of the Cosmic Christ, fulfilling
Isaiah Chapter 9v6, “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is giving, Tafari.”.

This day represents a major
Holy Day; celebrated as a family day with a short prayer
service giving thanks to Yahweh, for the birth of His Son, Tafari.  Service starts 11am,
followed by a celebration consisting of Rastafarian music and food.
September
11th
Ethiopian New Year
This day represents a holiday, which is, observed with a short Prayer Service starting 11am.
October 7th
(7 Maskaram)
Negus Day
(Divine Kingship of
Rastafari)
This day represents a Holy Day.  On this day in 1928, Rastafari was acclaimed ‘Negus’, King
of Ethiopia, fulfilling Isaiah 43v15, “I am the Lord Rastafari your Holy One, Creator of Israel,
your King.”.  

This day is celebrated quietly with short Prayer Service starting at 11am.
November 2nd
(2 Tikimt)
Transfiguration
Day
Sunday, November 2nd 1930 –  This represents the Transfiguration Day of Ras Tafari to
Haile Selassie I, ‘Might of the Trinity’; fulfilling Revelation 5v5:

“And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the
Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof."

This day represents the
Holy Day when Rastafari was acclaimed ‘Negus Nagast’ King of
kings of Ethiopia; fulfilling Isaiah 43v15:

“I am the LORD
Rastafari, your Holy One,  Creator of Israel, your King.”

This day is celebrated quietly with a short Prayer Service starting 11am.  Then celebrate
with Rastafarian music, rice and peas, vegetables, fish, and closing with a short Prayer of
thanksgiving and blessing by the Priest in-charge.

We invite the Rastafarian Community and all those who Love Just and hate aggression!
2016
Date
Event
Location
Flyer/Pictures
November
10,
2016
The Church of Haile Selassie I - United States
Peaceful Protest

Ralph Bunche Park
(East 42nd St. & 1st Ave. in front of U.N.)
Thursday, November 10, 2016
9:30am - 5:30pm
(added: 10/31/2016; updated: 11/13/2016)
The Church of Haile Selassie I
locations (select
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location near you.)
Protest
Flyer/Page
May 5, 2016
(27 Miyaza)
Fasika (Passover) (see details in table below)
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Apr. 21, 2016
50th Anniversary
His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I
visit to Jamaica, W.I. on April 21, 1966
In honor of this special occasion,
His Imperial Highness
Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie
will be visiting Jamaica to honor his Grandfather's legacy.
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locations (select
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location
of the Church in Jamaica
or to contact them for scheduling
details)
Pictures / Videos
/ Articles
Jan. 07, 2016
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Melkam Gena ~ Blessed Ethiopian Christmas
Melkam Lidet ~ Happy Ethiopian Christmas
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Please
Thank you!
Bless!