For the complete calendar of metro-area events, click HERE.
Bahá’ís all over the Portland area are celebrating Ayyám-i-Há from February 26 to March 1.
Ayyám-i-Há, or “Days of Ha” are days of celebration, hospitality, charity and fellowship.
This festive time comes toward the end of the Bahá’í year, which is divided into 19 months of 19 days each. These “intercalary” days, between the 18th and 19th months of the Bahá’í calendar, are necessary to align the calendar with the 365-day Gregorian solar calendar. These are also days of preparation for the time of daytime fasting March 2-20.
Find a celebration near you and come and join in!
Study: “The Call of the Divine Beloved” Lake Oswego, Sunday Feb. 24, 10:00 am. The discussions of this collection of newly-translated Writings of Bahá’u’lláh will last from 10:00-11:15 am and will meet most Sundays for many weeks. For more information please call Steven at 503-915-4202.
Ayyám-i-Há Celebration: Gresham, Sunday Feb. 24, 11-1:30 pm, The Rockwood Building, 124 NE 181st Ave, Portland, Oregon 97030. Come join us for our annual celebration! The Baha’is of Gresham will provide brunch, coffee/tea, and treats! (feel free to bring something to add if you are able). We will have games, music, crafts and all sorts of fun to celebrate this joyous time of year!
Ayyam-i-Ha Celebration: N Portland, Monday Feb. 25, 6:00 pm. Potluck and fun at the Heintz house. For more information please call (503)484-4687.
Ayyam-i-Ha Celebration: Vancouver, Monday Feb. 25, 6:30 pm, Vancouver Baha’i Center, 4016 E 13th St, Vancouver, WA 98661. Come join Camas and Vancouver Bahá’ís for a celebration. The program starts at 6:30 pm, with a pot luck dinner at 6:50, followed by a talent show from 7:30 to 8:30. Please join us! Bring a friend! If you have questions or need help arranging transportation please call us at 971-248-5219 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dialog: Social Justice: Monday Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18, and 25, 7:00 pm, Bahá’í Center, 16103 SW Lake Forest Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR, 97035. Everyone is welcome to this discussion of Bahá’í solutions relating to social justice issues. For more information, please call Jan at 503-639-8919.
Service: Oregon City,Tuesday Feb. 26, 2:00 pm. Ayyám-i-Há service project – Packing sack lunches for Father’s Heart. Donations accepted; call Karen to see what’s needed. Always a good time – In the past it has taken about 1 hour. For more information please call Karen at 503-473-3144.
Study: Bahá’í Fasting, Newberg, Tuesday Feb. 26, 7:00 pm. For more information, please call Don and Donna at 503-557-8019 or 503-557-8018.
Ayyam-i-Ha Celebration: Newberg, Wednesday Feb. 27, 6:00 pm. Potluck, white elephant exchange, desserts and movie. For more information, please call Don and Donna at 503-557-8019 or 503-557-8018.
Ayyam-i-Ha Celebration: NW Portland, Friday March 1, 6:00 pm. Dinner, prayers, music and games! Come join us! For more information please call the Parsiani family – (503) 484-6913.
Study: “The Book of Certitude” Newberg, Tuesday March 5, 12, and 19. Group study of the “book of unsurpassed preeminence among the writings of the Author of the Bahá’í Revelation.” For more information, please call Don and Donna at 503-557-8019 or 503-557-8018.
New Year’s celebration: Wilsonville, Wednesday March 20, 6:30 pm, The New Center; 33950 SW Ladd Hill Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070. Bahá’í New Year’s celebration and holy day! We break the Fast at sunset and will enjoy dinner, devotions, and entertainment together. For more information please call Farah & Tulsi Ramchandani at 503 925-9909.
For more New Year’s celebrations, check the complete calendar of metro-area events, click HERE.
There are many devotional gatherings weekly throughout the metro area, including every Sunday at both the Portland and Beaverton Bahá’í Centers. Bahá’í Center of Lake Oswego hosts many events each month, which are posted on its Facebook page. To see more of the activities, please visit the website calendar at portlandbahai.org for a listing of discussion gatherings, devotionals, children’s classes and devotions, and youth activities. The website is the place to check for last-minute changes in events!
Please like us on Facebook: “Portland Metro Baha’i Community,” “Baha’i Center of Lake Oswego” and “Baha’i Faith of Newberg Oregon.”
To watch the 50-minute film Light to the World, about the life of Bahá’u’lláh and the impact of His teachings on people around the world, go to http://www.bahai.org/light-to-the-world/ or click HERE. This dvd is in the Washington County public library system.