Haile Selassie2The 122nd Inniversary of H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I’s Earthday which will be held with a Nyahbinghi Churchical Gathering in Judah Square from Tuesday the 22nd of July (the Welcoming and Opening) at 5pm and will seal up on Wednesday morning the 30th of July.

The 23rd is the Earthday of Haile Selassie and the fire key will be lit first light (around 7am) that morning and will chant and give praises in the tabernacle until 3 when the feast will be served.

Visitors are welcome but there is a strict dress code where women need to be fully covered (skirts or dresses, no pants allowed) and a head covering. Men must also wear long sleeves and long pants and no head covering (caps etc.).

Sunday the 27th is set aside specifically for visitors as Observers Day from 10am.

Haile Selassie2We are hosting our annual celebration Earthday from July 22 to 29.

There’ll be ceremonies and music in celebration of His Majesty Haile-I Selassie’ Earthday (Birthday) and Emancipation Day.

There are many events on the schedule in Knysna. In particular, the general public should join a walk on the Eco Trail on Thursday at 11am or view and experience the community on Open Day Sunday. There is no entrance fee.


  • Monday – Opening and Welcome
  • Tuesday – Fire Key (6am), Sanctification and Play (11am), Lunch Feast, Drumming and chanting (from 7pm) and free soup at midnight.
  • Wednesday – Tribute to the Elders
  • Thursday 11am – Eco Trail open to public.
  • Friday & Saturday – NNC Conference
  • Sunday – open day to the public.
  • Monday – Zeal-Up.

Dress code: Men in long sleeves and women modestly covered (dresses not pants).


  • Brother Zebulon – 076 649 1034
  • Sista Kerri – 083 502 2229