rastafarian flag, red yellow and green, lion

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lion of judah copy2Thank you for taking a look at my article on the Rastafarian flag. I wrote this article to share with the world. Enjoy this information, and remember Jah is love. Rastafari

Bob Marley, as a popular Rastafarian reggae music artist, blew up the awareness of the Rastafarian flag. People from all corners of the earth, now know that Rasta reggae, is about Jah, and that Jah, is about love! The rasta flag, sits very dear to the heart of a true rasta man, rasta woman, and rasta child.

Reggae music, Rastafari, and the Rastafarian flag:

Reggae music is a huge part of Rastafari, the two have always, and always will exist together. The Rastafari flag is a representation of the “rasta man love” for Jah, reggae music, Rastafari, and the rasta beliefs, and values. Many Rastafarians own a rasta flag, or two or three, this is how closely connect the flag is to our culture.
 
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 The meaning of the Rastafarian flag, and its connection to Ethiopia Africa

The colors of the rasta flag stripes are red gold and green, or red yellow and green depending on how you see it. These are also the same colors depicted on the African,  Ethiopian flag. Here is the break color down…   

    •  red stands for – The blood shed of the african people
    • gold stands for – all the gold and riches that once rested in the earth in africa but exists no longer
    • green stands for – the lush green nature of the african land
  • The rastafarian flag represents love creation and unity.

“rasta lion”

The Rasta lion has been a big part of the Rastafarian philosophy, and the flag for many years. For me it represents the strength and truth of Rastafari. A lion of the tribe of Judah. A lion is one of the most, independent, strong, confident, yet relaxed animals of the animal kingdom. Not to mention he is beautiful. The rasta lion is indicative of the strength of black people in the face of adversity, and strength of Jah. 

“Rastafari” is the beliefs of Rastafarians

Rastafari is the name of the religion of the Rastafarian people. People often refer to it as “Rastafarianism” but this is not its rightful name. Second, “Rastafari” is not a “Religion” Rastafari is a way of life, a love for God, a commitment to truth.  

 
 
Rastafarian flag in some respects, now represents reggae music culture, and also represents, Jamaica. The Rastafarian flag also means a person who identifies with Rastafari and the love and unity preached by Mr.Bob Marley.   Find out where to buy a red yellow and green Rastafarian Hat, Online
 
 
 

 

Marijuana Leaf depicted on Rastafarian Flag

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe marijuana leaf reggae flag, is a symbol strewn threw out things Jamaican, and things rasta, and things reggae. To those who are not familiar with this herb, it may look like a tree, or a jagged leaf. But basically it is a marijuana leaf. Marijuana is a popular part of Rastafarian culture. Many Rastafarian smoke herb for spirituality, and meditation purposes, some people of Jamaica smoke herb for relaxation. Kind of in the same way those of western society smoke cigarettes. The only difference is, Many Jamaicans prefer a natural way of life, therefore smoking weed is often prefered to the smoking of cigarettes, which are full of toxic additives and chemicals.  Buy a  marijuana rasta flag here, or a big rastafari flag! Check it out.
  

Popular rasta reggae music artists of Jamaica:

There are a lot of rasta reggae music singers of Jamaica. There is one in particular, his name is Capleton. He always 9 time out of ten will wear the rasta colors form head to toe. And oh yeah. Capleton is a fantastic, performer. He is full of energy and smart to boot. I love him. The list of reggae music artist who are Rastafarian is very long. From times past to now. Jamaica just seems to squeeze out these talented, gifted artists, easily and abundantly. Of course we know, most of this musical genius, comes from “The most high!” Rastafari!!



 

 1970s Rastafari was just heating up… rasta hats, and other rasta accessories

 Having spent 1978 – 1981, I spent the first 3 years of my life being raised over a reggae music “record shop.” The colors of the Rastafarian flag, was something that was a normal part of my everyday life. I remember my Dad would have “rasta man hats for sale” hanging up behind the counter. They would always have the colors red, yellow, and green on them, somewhere. There would be leather rasta hats, knitted ones, small rasta tams, and Big Rasta hats. These things seemed normal to me because I didn’t know anything else.   

To own a jamaican Rasta flag was not as popular then as they are now. The thing that was popular then was the “rasta ring” which still excites me now when I think of it. It just so happened that I was in Kensington market the other day ( a popular community of vendors in Toronto, for retro and Caribbean accessories) and stumbled upon a cool shop full of rasta accessories, and rasta paraphernalia. I was so excited to see, rasta jewelry, rasta hats, rasta t-shirts, rasta belts, rasta tams, hear rasta music…I could go on. stepping into that store took me right back to my child hood. The rasta ring which I did not buy that day, (because i bought the rasta earrings instead) with the rasta flag colors on them, never left my memory. I have to go back and get them. I want all Rastafarians, and people who love the rasta culture, to be able to have a rasta ring…I will go back to that store once again. 

   I have written 2 books on Jamican Culture.

the first one is called How to become a rasta, the other is called how to date a jamaican man, look them up on amazon.com

18 thoughts on “rastafarian flag, red yellow and green, lion”

  1. What a great movement. I love peace thats why my name is peace too. Truth must be the fire that a rasta man has to bear in mind. I don’t like police which is capable of stoping the culture of smoking. May jah intervie. Thank you

    1. There are many stores in kensington market to get Rastafari products. Just walk around, I dont know the address, but one is called “Genisis 1” (or something like that) and then there are others but do take a walk around, there are so many stores to buy cool, earrings, bracelets, hats, clothing.

      Respect.

  2. Leão de Judá, Rastafari

    In Rastafari , “The Lion of Judah” represents Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, crowned November 2, 1930 with the titles King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Elect of God and Power of the Trinity. Em Rastafari , “O Leão de Judá” representa o Imperador Haile Selassie I da Etiópia, coroado 02 de novembro de 1930 com os títulos de Rei dos Reis, Senhor dos Senhores, Leão Conquistador da Tribo de Judá, Eleito de Deus e Poder da Santíssima Trindade. Rastas hold that Selassie is a direct descendant of the Israelite Tribe of Judah through the lineage of King David and Solomon, and that he is also the Lion of Judah mentioned in the Book of Revelation. [ citation needed ] Rastas sustentam que Selassie é um descendente direto da tribo israelita de Judá através da linhagem de Davi e Salomão, e que ele também é o Leão de Judá, mencionado no livro do Apocalipse

  3. Leão de Judá, Rastafari

    In Rastafari , “The Lion of Judah” represents Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, crowned November 2, 1930 with the titles King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Elect of God and Power of the Trinity. Em Rastafari , “O Leão de Judá” representa o Imperador Haile Selassie I da Etiópia, coroado 02 de novembro de 1930 com os títulos de Rei dos Reis, Senhor dos Senhores, Leão Conquistador da Tribo de Judá, Eleito de Deus e Poder da Santíssima Trindade. Rastas hold that Selassie is a direct descendant of the Israelite Tribe of Judah through the lineage of King David and Solomon, and that he is also the Lion of Judah mentioned in the Book of Revelation. [ citation needed ] Rastas sustentam que Selassie é um descendente direto da tribo israelita de Judá através da linhagem de Davi e Salomão, e que ele também é o Leão de Judá, mencionado no livro do Apocalipse

  4. Blessed be to the most high jah for the protection and the maintainance of herb of life,i love jah.

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