During the Sabbath the use of salt and oil is avoided and no work can be carried out.
Special rules for menstruating women.
Special group greetings.
In the Bobo Shanti community men conduct religious gatherings, and are referred to as Priests.
Bobo Shanti fast twice a week and on the first day of every month.
The word Bobo means black. Ashanti was the name of an African tribe from Kumasi in Ghana.
Bobo Shanti fly their flag in a different way to other Rasta groups. They fly the Red, Gold and Green flag with Red at the top, while other groups fly it the other way up.
The Bobo Shanti do smoke marijuana, but not in public, because it is a spiritual rite only to be carried out during periods of worship.
The Bobo Shanti movement is concerned with fulfilling Marcus Garvey's 'Back to Africa' campaign, reuniting Africans with their homeland and abandoning contact with Western society. Some Bobo Shanti feel black people should be given monetary rewards for the slavery they have endured.
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