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Bahai Holidays

Bahá'í Holy Day Celebrates Bahá'u'lláh And Garden Of Paradise

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 04.21.2015 | Religion

The twelve day Festival of Ridván, celebrated April 21 to May 2, is considered the holiest for members of the Bahá’í Faith. During those dates in...

Bahais Celebrate Birth Of Baha'u'llah

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 11.12.2014 | Religion

The Baha'i faith is the youngest of the world’s independent monotheistic religions. Founded in Iran in 1844, it now has more than five million adher...

Declaration Of The Bab 2014: Baha'is Celebrate Holy Day With Storytelling And Prayers

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.20.2014 | Religion

Date On Thursday, May 22, Baha'is all over the world will celebrate one of the nine holy days in the Baha'i calendar -- The Declaration Of The Báb...

Bahais Celebrate Birth Of Baha'u'llah

Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion

The Baha'i faith is the youngest of the world’s independent monotheistic religions. Founded in Iran in 1844, it now has more than five million adher...

Happy Nowruz To All!

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Nowruz is the only holiday celebrated by all Persians, of every religious background, whether Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Zoroastrian, Baha'i or of no religion. For a sense of this, multiply the food, festivity, family and tradition of Thanksgiving times 1,000.

The Baha'i Fast.. Slowly

Rainn Wilson | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Rainn Wilson

Sometimes the hours tick away quite slowly and you find yourself obsessively checking the clock, almost willing it to hit 6 p.m., when you can gorge on smoothies and quesadillas. "The Fast" in the Baha'i Faith is certainly misnamed. It should be called "The Slow" for the way time plods throughout the day.

July 9, 1850: The Martyrdom of the Bab

Jonathan Gandomi | Posted 09.07.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Gandomi

Each year on July 9, members of the Baha'i Faith commemorate the Martyrdom of the Báb, an event which -- according to Baha'is -- witnessed the execution of one of God's divine messengers to humanity.

Baha'is Observe The Ascension of Baha'u'llah

Jonathan Gandomi | Posted 07.28.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Gandomi

For Baha'is, the anniversary of Baha'u'llah's passing is a time to remember his life of service, reflect on his suffering, and read his scriptures that span nearly 100 volumes.

Baha'i Holy Day Marred By Fresh Wave Of Persecutions In Iran

Rothwell Polk | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
Rothwell Polk

The Bab foretold the coming of another Messenger of God Who would fulfill the prophetic expectations of all the world's religions. Baha'is believe this Promised One of all humankind is Baha'u'llah.