Holy Days

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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 [...]

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 [...]

The Declaration of the Bab


“O LORD! Enable all the peoples of the earth to gain admittance into the Paradise of Thy Faith, so that no created being may remain beyond the bounds of Thy good-pleasure.”~ The Bab

Celebrating the Declaration of the Bab, herald of Baha’u’llah


“His life is one of the most magnificent examples of courage which it has been the privilege of mankind to behold,” French writer A.L.M. Nicolas said of the Báb (“gate” in Arabic). The Báb—born Siyyid `Alí-Muhammad in Shiraz, Persia (now Iran)—announced on May 22, 1844, that He was the bearer of a Divine Revelation which [...]

In a garden of Paradise, the Baha’i Faith takes root


What makes the Festival of Ridvan, celebrated April 21 to May 2, the holiest of days for Baha’is? It commemorates the anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s declaration in 1863 that He was the Promised One of all earlier religions. Up to this point, Baha’u’llah, who was born into a noble Persian family in 1817, had dedicated His [...]

Ascension of ‘Abdul-Baha


‘Abdu’l-Baha was the Son of the Prophet-Founder of the Baha’i Faith. He passed away on 28 November 1921. He traveled to America in 1912. This video describes this Unique Personage.

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