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Rastafarian Holidays

There are several Rasta holidays, most of which center around events in the life of Emperor Haile Selassie. The most important celebrations are:

  • November 2 - the coronation of Haile Selassie
  • January 6 - ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
  • April 21 - Haile Selassie's visit to Jamaica
  • July 23 - Haile Selassie's personal birthday
  • August 1 - emancipation from slavery
  • August 17 - Marcus Garvey's birthday