|Holy Days and holidays are periods of solemn times for the Rastafarian |
|The Holy days are to pray and ask for penance, fulfilling|
2 Chronicles 7v14,
"If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, search
for me and repent of their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven and forgive their
sins and heal their land."
|Rastalogical Holy Days and Holidays|
January 7th - Ethiopian Christmas
Rastafarians observe this as a holiday.
May 5th (5th of Miyaza) - “Fasika” (Passover)
This day represents a major Holy Day with service starting at 11am. After
service, family day celebration starts with the playing of Rasta Music (e.g.,
Reggae) with eating of Corn bread, vegetables, and drinking of Wine, closing with
a prayer from the Priest.
July 16th 1931 - Constitution Day
This day represents a holiday. On this day Ethiopia was given it first written
Constitution and is observed annually.
July 23rd 1892 (16 Hamle) - 2nd Advent of the Cosmic Christ
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 9 v6, “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is
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 Rasta Music and food.
October 7th 1928 (7 Maskaram) - Divine Kingship of Rastafari
This day represents a Holy Day. This is when 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.
September 11th - Ethiopian New Year
This day represents a holiday, which is, observed with a short Prayer Service
November 2nd 1930 (2 Tikimt) - Transfiguration Day
This represents the Transfiguration Day of Rastafari to Haile Selassie I, ‘Might of
the Trinity’ fulfilling Revelation 5v5, “The Lion of the Tribe of Judah has
prevailed.” This day represents the Holy Day when Rastafari was acclaim ‘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 a short Prayer Service starting 11a. Then
celebrate with Rasta Music, rice and peas, vegetables, fish, closing with a short
Prayer of thanksgiving by the Priest and a blessing.