celebrations

Joyous Ridvan art

The Voice of God Calls

Perspectives

The moment that a Divine Prophet declares His mission is the most significant of all those in the history of our planet. One minute there is no Jewish religion, no Christian religion, and the next minute, by the Command of God, there is. The handful of witnesses at that time can not grasp the significance [...]

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Light of Unity Festival 2019

News, Bicentenary

200th Birthday of the Bab Celebrating the Unity of Humanity! Throughout history, God has sent Messengers to guide humanity in its development. Over these countless centuries, we humans have passed through our collective childhood and adolescence and are now entering our long-awaited age of maturity. So great is this Day, that God has two Messengers, [...]

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Light of Unity Festival 2017

News, Videos

200th Birthday of Baha’u’llah Celebrating the Unity of Humanity! All over the world, in villages and towns in nearly every country on earth, Baha’is held parties large and small—with everyone 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 [...]

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 [...]

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