I have seen a few Idren talk about Easter and Lent as if Rastafari people should be upholding those traditions.
Passover (Fasika in Amharic) is the celebration of the bible story of Moses and the Israelites sojourn from egypt and their 40 day wandering in the desert of Sinai. This is where the 40 day Lent fast comes from. In Ethiopia, Hudade (Lent) is for a 56 day period. This is more of a Judaic celebration (with a christian adaptation of course).
Tensa'e (Easter), which literally means "resurrection", is more of a Christian/Coptic celebration. It celebrates the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
Idrens seem to want to merge western dates and traditions with Eastern holidays.
Fasika in Ethiopia is not until April 19.
Here in the west, it is on sunday.
Is the attachment to these things due to the indoctrination of Judeo-Chrisitianity?
How does the pagan origin of Easter/Oestre/Istar come into play?
What is the significance/importance of Rastafari people sighting up Easter?
Should we get our eggs, rabbits, and easter suits for our children?
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