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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!
2017
Date
Event
Location
Flyer/Pictures
May 5, 2016
(27 Miyaza)
Fasika (Passover) (see details in table
below)
The Church of
Haile Selassie I
(select here to find a
location near you.)
 
 
       
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
(select here to find a
location near you.)
Protest
Flyer/Page
May 5, 2016
(27 Miyaza)
Fasika (Passover) (see details in table
below)
The Church of
Haile Selassie I
(select here to find a
location near you.)
 
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.
The Church of
Haile Selassie I
(select here to find the
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
The Church of
Haile Selassie I
(select here to find a
location near you.)
 
Please
Thank you!
Bless!