Rastafarian Practices

August 11, 2006 · updated February 15, 2022

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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