Rastafari Indigenous Village-Montego bay
Rastafari is rightly associated with Jamaica, for the religion was born here in the 1930’s. Rastafari is an Abrahamic faith that adheres to much of The Bible, though Rastafaris worship Haile Selassie I, former emperor of Ethiopia. Arguably the best-known Rastafari is the late Bob Marley. The international star introduced much of the world to the tenets of Rastafari, including the smoking of ganja (marijuana), which the Rasta consider a spiritual act. The sacramental smoking of ganja became legal in Jamaica in April 2015. While many Rastas choose not to cut their hair, and wear dreadlocks, it is not an absolute for believers.