On July 9, members of the Baha’i Faith commemorate the anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Bab ("the gate" in Arabic), one of nine holy days on which members of the Faith suspend work and school.
May 29 marks the anniversary of the Ascension of Baha’u'llah, the founder of the Baha’i Faith. The day is one of nine holy days in the Baha’i calendar when Baha’is suspend work and school.
“His life is one of the most magnificent examples of courage which it has been the privilege of mankind to behold,” French writer A.L.M. Nicolas said of the Báb (“gate” in Arabic). The Báb—born Siyyid `Alí-Muhammad in Shiraz, Persia (now Iran)—announced on May 22, 1844, that He was the bearer of a Divine Revelation which […]
What makes the Festival of Ridvan, celebrated April 21 to May 2, the holiest of days for Baha’is? It commemorates the anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s declaration in 1863 that He was the Promised One of all earlier religions.
For Baha’is, the New Year comes at a perfect time – March 21 –the vernal equinox, which marks the first day of spring and the end of the Baha’i Faith’s annual Nineteen Day Fast.
From sunset Feb. 25 to sunset March 1, Baha’is will be exchanging gifts, getting together with friends and family, and engaging in acts of charity – activities that characterize the festival of Ayyam-i-Ha.
Baha’is will commemorate the Day of the Covenant on Nov. 25, and the Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha on Nov. 28.
* Original story as published by the Baha’i World News Service On November 12, Baha’is around the globe will celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i Faith. Gatherings are held in thousands of localities – in homes, at public facilities, at local and national Baha’i centers, and at Baha’i […]
by. Cheryll Schuette, Baha’i Editor for Bellaonline Originally published on bellaonline.com November 12, 1817, is the anniversary of the birth of Mirza Husayn ‘Ali, who would become the Prophet/Founder of the Baha’i Faith. He was born in Tehran, Persia [Iran] into a wealthy family influential in the court of the Shah. This young man did […]
Preethi, in Baha’i Blog, writes a remembrance of the birth of Baha’u’llah, Founder of the Baha’i Faith, and notes His remarkable childhood.
Celebrating the Birth of the Bab – October 20 Baha’is celebrate the Birth of Baha’u’llah – November 12 “For centuries, all the peoples of the world have awaited the Promised Day of God, a Day when peace and harmony would be established on earth. The dawn of this new Day witnessed the appearance of not […]
"His life is one of the most magnificent examples of courage which it has been the privilege of mankind to behold,” French writer A.L.M. Nicolas said of the Báb (“gate” in Arabic).
From March 2-20, Baha’is worldwide observe the annual 19-Day Fast by refraining from eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset.
Singers may still apply to participate in the fifth annual Bahá’í House of Worship Choral Music Festival, set for Memorial Day weekend, May 26–29. Two public devotional concerts and participation in the Holy Day observance on Sunday, May 29, will culminate three days of fellowship, rehearsals, deepenings and other sessions. The festival each year attracts […]
The Bab (1819-1850) was the Prophet-Herald of the Baha’i Faith, whose mission was to proclaim the imminent arrival of "Him Whom God shall make manifest," namely Baha’u'llah (1817-1892), the Founder of the Baha’i Faith. (The title Bab means "the Gate" in Arabic.)
Baha’is celebrate the festival of Ayyam-i-Ha each year from sunset on Feb. 25 to sunset of March 1 as a preparation for the Fast, which begins March 2 and ends March 20. During Ayyam-i-Ha, members of the Faith perform acts of charity, give gifts to friends and family, and attend social gatherings.
He was ready to call it a night when the wheels started turning. Bobby Picker Jr. jumped out of bed, grabbed some graph paper, and began to draw. "It was very linear when I first started, but now it’s a beautiful piece of artwork,” he said about his creation.
As Christmas season went into full swing this year, Glen Fullmer’s 7-year-old son came home from school with an assignment: Make a poster illustrating his family holiday traditions.
I never dreamed, when I first encountered the Baha’i Faith as a young adult, that one day I would write a book about its Founder, Baha’u'llah, whose birthday Baha’is around the world celebrate November 12.
For the last 40 years, Baha’is in the Washington, D.C., area have been hosting a birthday celebration, open to the public, for the most important person in their lives – Baha’u’llah, Founder of the Baha’i Faith, who was born on Nov. 12, 1817, in Tehran, Persia (now Iran).
Baha’is in more than 200 countries and territories are celebrating a four-day festival involving hospitality, gift giving, charity and social gatherings.
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