celebrations

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 [...]

Hmong women in traditional dress.

Friends from Laos celebrate Hmong New Year

News

Each year during December, Portland Baha’is enjoy celebrating the Hmong New Year with friends from Laos. They have cherished memories of past celebrations with families who came from Laos in the early 1980’s. This year’s celebration took place on December 4, in the Airport Holiday Inn’s banquet hall. With a lively program and friends from all over Portland, it was truly a joyful celebration.

13th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

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The Inter-Religious Action Network of Washington County held the 13th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at the LDS Hillsboro Stake. Approximately 300 people shared music and sacred words and then joined together for the fellowship meal after the service. A benefit offering for Family Bridge shelter raised nearly $1500. The Interfaith [...]

Baha’is celebrate Anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah

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by Loie Mead “In those days, there was born a Child in an ancient and noble family of Nur (a province in Persia, now Iran), whose father was Mirza Abbas, better known as Mirza Buzurg, a favoured minister of the Crown.  That Child was Baha’u’llah.  At the hour of dawn, on the second day of [...]

Celebrating the Birth of Baha’u’llah: Divine teacher for this age

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On November 12, Baha’is in every country celebrate the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the prophet-founder of the Bahá’í Faith. Baha’u’llah is recognized by close to six million followers around the world as the Manifestation of God, or Divine Teacher for this age. He taught that all of the Manifestations of God — which include Moses, Abraham, [...]

Birth of the Bab

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October 20* is a special day for Baha’is, for this is the day the Báb was born—one of the two divine teachers who founded the Baha’i Faith. He is often referred to as the Herald of the Baha’i Faith, as it was His mission to prepare the people for the coming of Bahá’u’lláh. Born on [...]

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