i actually know a lot about it like the rastas think the date it all started is said to be November 2, 1930, the year Emperor Hailie Selassie I was crowned. and the name rastafari is from
Emperor Hailie Selassie's birth name Ras Tafari Makonnen and he is thought to be divine by the rastas. The Rastafarian movement began with the teachings of Marcus Garvey who though black pride and to reverse the mindset of inferiority that centuries of enslavement had ingrained on the minds of blacks. he said that they have been exiled to Jamaica and other parts of the world as divine punishment. it has be said Garvey is regarded as a second John the Baptist. Another person who thought the ways of rasta was Leonard Howell.
He taught six fundamental Rastafarian principles: (1) hatred for the White race; (2) the complete superiority of the Black race; (3) revenge on Whites for their wickedness; (4) the negation, persecution, and humiliation of the government and legal bodies of Jamaica; (5) preparation to go back to Africa; and (6) acknowledging Emperor Haile Selassie as the Supreme Being and only ruler of Black people. Most of his teachings were abandoned as the Rastafarian movement developed. Rastafarians believe in the Judeo-Christian God, who they call JAH. Rastafarian beliefs are based in Judaism and Christianity. Rastafarians do not believe in an afterlife but instead look to Africa ( which they call zion) as heaven on earth.
An important Rastafarian concept is "i and i" which is said instead of "you and I." It emphasizes the oneness between humanity and God as well as the equality of all humans.
The other main Rasta symbol,are the colors of red, gold, green
. Red stands for the triumphant church of the Rastas as well as the blood of the martyrs in the black struggle for liberation. Gold represents the wealth of their African homeland and green symbolizes Ethiopia's beauty and lush vegetation. Black is often also included, representing the color of the Africans. Another important symbol is the Lion of Judah
, which represents Haile Selassie as the King of Kings, Africa, and strength.
so there you go i do know about it!!