Holy Days

Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Bab

News

On July 9, Baha'is around the world commemorate the date in 1850 that the Bab - one of two main figures in the founding of their Faith - was executed by a firing squad in Iran, then called Persia. The Bab, whose name means "gate" in Arabic, had declared in 1844 that He was a [...]

Declaration of the Bab

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The Bahá'í Faith traces its origin to 1844 and the announcement by a young man, Siyyid ‘Ali-Muhammad, in Shiraz, Persia. He took the title of the Báb (meaning “Gate” in Arabic). On May 22, 1844, in Shiraz, Persia (now Iran)— the Báb announced that He was the bearer of a Divine Revelation, which would prepare [...]

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

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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

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 [...]

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 [...]