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