Holy Days

Baha’is commemorate martyrdom of the Bab, forerunner of Baha’u’llah

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Every year on July 9, Baha’is commemorate the martyrdom of the Báb, one of the two central figures in the founding of the religion. At noon on 9 July 1850, the Báb was put to death by firing squad in the public square of Tabriz, Iran. Six years earlier, He had declared that He was [...]

The Shrine of Baha'u'llah

Baha’is commemorate 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.

The Bab

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"I am, I am, I am the Promised One! I am the One Whose name you have for a thousand years invoked, at Whose mention you have risen, Whose advent you have longed to witness, and the hour of Whose Revelation you have prayed God to hasten. Verily, I say, it is incumbent upon the [...]

Ridvan celebrations

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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: Wednesday [...]

Festival of Ridvan

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Ridván (“Paradise”) celebrates Baha’u’llah’s announcement in 1863 that He was the Promised One of all earlier religions.

Corvallis Baha’is celebrate the new year coffeehouse-style

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Corvallis, Oregon On March 21, members of the Bahá’í Faith in Corvallis held a coffee house to celebrate the first day of their New Year (Naw Ruz, or “new day” in Persian) on an afternoon bathed in sunshine. The Corvallis Bahá’ís joined millions of Bahá’ís around the world in celebrating the beginning of a new [...]

Happy Naw Ruz!

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Baha'is celebrate their new year at the beginning of spring. Naw Ruz (which means "new day" in Persian) begins at sunset on the last day of the Baha'i Fast (March 20) and lasts through sunset on March 21. It is celebrated around the world with parties, prayers and joyful festivities.