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.

Schedule:

  • 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).

Contact:

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

reggae music1The Rasta Earth Festival is an annual gathering in the Judah Square Rastafari Community in Knysna, South Africa. It celebrates the birthday/earthday of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I.

Since 2012, the music event has been separated from the churchical side so as to give the visitors of the Oyster Festival a chance to attend. This is called the Reggae Music Splash a.k.a. the Oyster and Herbs Music Splash. This fun event happens again this year.

The Reggae Music Splash will start Friday the 28th of June and carry on till Sunday the 30th June, from 7pm till late each evening.

Vegetarian food and drinks available.

  • Entrance fees on Friday and Saturday: R30 Adults and R10 Youths (school children)
  • Entrance fees on Sunday: R20 Adult and R10 Youths
  • Weekend tickets will cost R70.
  • Food and Craft stalls are available at R100 per night.

reggae music2The 7-day Nyahbinghi (Rasta Churchical Gathering) will start on the 22nd July with the official opening. The 23rd July to the 30th July the Celebration will continue with the drumming and chanting of the Nyahbinghi. There is an Observers Day when ones can come and experience this churchical gathering. All are welcome.

Accommodation is available at Jah Works B and B within the community.

Enquiries: Sista Kerri – 083 502 2229 / Brother Maxi – 073 479 0860

Knysna Municipality and SANParks officials joined the Judah Square Rastafarian community on Monday, September 3 in the official launch of Arbor Week.

Melany Barrath, people and conservation practitioner for the Garden Route National Park’s Knysna area said that the theme for this year’s Arbor Week, ‘Our Forests, Our Future’ “fitted in well with the order of the day”.

The event provided the perfect platform for the official signing of the contractual lease agreement between Knysna Municipality and Judah Square Rastafarian community for a piece of land opposite the Rastafarian village to be used as a medicinal plant nursery in future.

Read the full article at Knysna-Plett Herald.