Rastafarian Practices

Fast Facts: Rastafarian Practices
Overview Many practices based on Jewish biblical Law. Abstinence from most or all meat, artificial foods, and alcohol. Use of marijuana in religious rituals and for medicine. Wearing of dreadlocks.

The two main Rastafari rituals are reasonings (an informal gathering involving cannabis and discussion) and nyabingi (a festive dance). Most Rastafarians are vegatarians or vegans, and the most observant Rastas follow a dietary law called ital, which is based on natural vegetarian food. Many Rastafarians wear their hair in dreadlocks, a pratice with rich symbolism.

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Further Reading

  • McAlister, Elizabeth A.. “Rastafari.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. 17 December 2004.

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Title Rastafarian Practices
Last UpdatedJanuary 29, 2021
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MLA Citation “Rastafarian Practices.” ReligionFacts.com. 29 Jan. 2021. Web. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022. <religionfacts.com/rastafarianism/practices>