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April Events 2018


For the complete calendar of metro-area events, click HERE. It’s time to celebrate the beginning of the Faith, the 12 holiest days of the Bahá’í year!  Please use the link above to see the calendar of Holy Day activities. “These celebrations commemorate the beginnings of the Baha’i Faith in 1863, in a beautiful rose garden [...]

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March Events 2018


For the complete calendar of metro-area events, click HERE. Bahá’í Year 175 is nearly here — at sunset on March 20, the celebrations begin!  The Bahá’í new year (also called Naw-Rúz) begins at the spring equinox.  Until then, Bahá’ís 15-70, who are healthy and not exempt, are joyously observing the annual 19-day, sunrise-to-sunset Fast. The [...]

February Events 2018


For the complete calendar of metro-area events, click HERE. “2017 was a year of far-reaching developments in the Baha’i world. The 200th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s birth created a moment of pause. It offered not only a chance to celebrate His life, but also an opportunity to reflect on the implications of His teachings for the [...]

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Light of Unity Festival

News, Quotes

200th Birthday of Baha’u’llah Come celebrate the Unity of Humanity! All over the world, in villages and towns in nearly every country on earth, Baha’is are planning parties large and small—and everyone is invited. Why? To celebrate Baha’u’llah, Who came with a new Message for humankind; a message of peace, hope and unity on a [...]

Honoring The Bab


For the complete calendar of metro-wide events, click HERE. The Báb was the Divine Founder of the Bábí religion, which prepared tens of thousands of followers for the arrival of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith.  On July 9th, the millions of Bahá’ís around the world will solemnly remember the persecution, imprisonment, and killing [...]

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Bahá’u’lláh Declares His Mission


In 1863, Bahá’u’lláh first announced His Divine Mission as a Messenger of God during the 12 days He called the days of Paradise (i.e. “Ridván” which is pronounced rezz-von).  This event took place in a rose-filled garden full of singing birds, where family and friends stayed in large tents.  It was a brief interlude in [...]

Kevin Locke Performs in Washington County


Kevin Locke, 1990 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow, Lakota Flute Player/Singer/Dancer/Storyteller, who is also a Bahá’í, will be giving 5 programs during the Washington County Libraries’ Art of the Story events. April 5, Sherwood Center for the Arts 7:00 pm: Story of Standing Rock (he was born on the Standing Rock reservation) [...]

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