celebrations

November Events

News

For the complete calendar of metro-area events, click HERE. For the complete calendar of bicentennial events, click HERE. 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, click HERE. Bahá’ís continue to invite everyone to commemorate a momentous birth [...]

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Light of Unity Festival

News, Quotes

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 scale never before seen [...]

People of all ages and cultures dancing at Hmong New Year celebration.

“Noj Tshiab” Family Dinner Draws Eager Response

News

By Loie Mead In November, Portland Baha'i Karen Thomas and William Thomas responded to an invitation from the Vue Family of Portland, OR. This reporter accompanied them. The invitation was announced in early November to the Baha'is of Portland to attend the Annual Family "Noj Tshiab" Dinner set for Margaret Scott Elementary on Sat., Nov. [...]

Shrine of Baha'u'llah

Ascension of Baha’u’llah

News

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. An observance will be held at the Beaverton Baha'i Center at 3:45 am on Saturday May 29, 2010. Breakfast will be served following the program.

Ridvan celebration

News

From April 21 to May 2, Baha'is observe the Festival of Ridvan. This most holy period commemorates the anniversary of Baha'u'llah's declaration in 1863 that He was the Promised One of all earlier religions. This declaration marks the beginning of the Baha'i Faith. Come and join us as we celebrate this holiest of festivals: Thursday [...]

Ridvan Garden

The Festival of Ridvan — the most sacred Baha’i holiday

News

The Festival of Ridvan (Riz-wahn), celebrated from April 21 to May 2, commemorates the anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s declaration in 1863 that He was the Promised One of all earlier religions. The Ridvan period is bittersweet, as Baha’u’llah was soon to be exiled to Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey). Baha’u’llah spent 12 days in a garden in [...]

Good Cheer for Ayyam-i-Ha

News, Neighborhoods

Baha'i children in the NW Portland neighborhood undertook a service project during Ayyam-i-Ha at the end of February. They visited neighbors in their street, shared basic information and a flyer on Ayyam-i-Ha with each neighbor, and requested donations of canned and non-perishable foods for the Oregon Food Bank.Despite the cold weather and rain, they managed [...]

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