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.
Most religions have a time of giving. For Christians it’s Christmas, for Jews it’s Hanukkah and for the Baha’is it’s Ayyám-i-Há—a time of gift exchange and service from February 26 through March 1 each year. During Ayyám-i-Há, Baha’is engage in acts of charity, give gifts to friends and family and attend social gatherings. This year, [...]
As part of the Bahá’í Ayyam-i-Ha celebrations, the Bahá’ís of Portland held a party for children of all ages on Sunday, February 28th at the Portland Bahá’í Center. Prayers and readings from the Bahá’í Writings were shared, focusing on the importance of generosity and taking care of the poor. Music included songs from an old-time [...]
Baha’is all over the Portland area are celebrating Ayyam-i-Ha from February 26 to March 1. Ayyam-i-Ha, or “Days of Ha” are days of celebration, hospitality, charity and fellowship. Find a celebration near you and come and join us.
Baha’i communities across the Portland Metropolitan Area observed the anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah starting at sunset on Wednesday, November 11th through the evening of Thursday, November 12th. Baha’u’llah, Arabic for “The Glory of God,” was born on November 12, 1817 in Persia. The anniversary of His birth is considered a Holy Day and [...]
On Sunday, November 8th, 2009, the Beaverton Baha’i Center was filled with families celebrating the 2nd annual World Citizen Day for the Westside Baha’i School fun day commemorating the Birth of Baha’u’llah. (For current Beaverton activities, click here.) The day started with a Spanish Baha’i prayer, yoga from India, music from the Philippines and “We are Drops of One [...]
HAIFA, Israel — On 20 October, Baha’is of the world celebrate the Birth of the Bab, the first of the two divine teachers central to the founding of the Baha’i Faith. “Bab,” which means “gate” in Arabic, is the title assumed by Siyyid ‘Ali-Muhammad, born on 20 October 1819 in Shiraz, Iran, then called Persia. [...]