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Twin Birthdays Celebrations

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Bahá’ís of the world, with their families and friends, will gather to celebrate the birthdays of the two Founders of the Faith, The Báb and Bahá’u’lláh, from sunset Oct. 31 through sunset Nov. 2.  As stated by the Universal House of Justice:  "On each of these blessed Days nearly two centuries ago, the whole world [...]

Photo of the Shrine of the Bab on Mt. Carmel

Declaration of The Báb May 22, 2016

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Two hours after sunset on May 22, 1844, a young man, Whose title is The Báb ("gate" in Arabic), announced that He was the bearer of a long-promised Divine Revelation destined to transform the spiritual life of the human race. His role was that of a portal through which the universally anticipated Revelation of God [...]

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

“Noj Tshiab” Family Dinner Draws Eager Response

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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

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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

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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

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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

Neighborhoods, News

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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