"Jamaica is...Rasta" Jamaica Local Custom Tip by Joan58

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  The Lion of Jamaica
by Joan58

Jamaica is Rasta. Here people are proud of their African roots. Rasta religion believes Ethiopia is the land of origin. Rastamen call it Zion and the rest of the world is Babylon. The beard is a symbol of their agreement with Jah, the dreadlocks are the symbol of lion's mane and the Holy Bible is their source of knowledge. Their moral principles go by fraternity and universal love. They live in close contact with the nature, eat only natural food, don't aspire to have material goods except what is necessary.

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  • Written Feb 21, 2003
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