Rastafarianism - festivals and celebrations
Dates for your 2006 calendar
Festivals and celebrations
6/7 Christmas Eve/Christmas Day
23 Grounation Day
This day remembers Haile Selassie’s visit to Jamaica in 1966.
23 Birthday of Emperor Haile Selassie I
A holy day of celebration for Rastafarians.
11 Ethiopian New Year’s Day
Rastafarians celebrate the New Year.
2 Anniversary of the crowning of Haile Selassie I
On this day, Rastafarians celebrate Haile Selassie the 1st being crowned the Emperor of Ethiopia. Haile Selassie is believed to be the Messiah.