Arlington Baha’is Observe Holy Day

Remembering the Life of the Báb – A Prophetic Figure of the Modern Age

Where: Arlington Central Library, Bluemont Room, 2nd floor, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201

When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

4:30 – 6:30 PM

Showing: “The Gate,” a documentary film about the Báb @TheGateFilm

ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

The Báb (Arabic for “Gate”) rose like a star on the Eastern horizon in the early part of the 19th century and opened the door to a profound renewal of religion and spirituality in the modern age. His message of spiritual authenticity, equality, unity and love has transformed millions of lives, and served as an important moral precursor to the days in which we live.

People of all backgrounds, traditions, and beliefs are warmly welcomed to this gathering.

A calendar for the Bahá’í year ahead: 2018-2019

Do you wish to keep track of Bahá’í events for the coming year, your community’s Feasts and Holy Days? Here is a lovely calendar, based on the Badi’ calendar system, for March 21, 2018 through March 20, 2019.

Arlington Bahá’ís Celebrate Most Holy Festival in Barton Park

Enjoying Spring weather together in Barton Park between the two black tupelo trees the community donated to Arlington County for the Bicentennial of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh last year, several children and adults gathered on April 21 for fellowship, prayers, songs and refreshments to celebrate the holiest season of the Bahá’í calendar. 

The Festival of Ridván is a 12-day period commemorating the announcement in 1863 by Bahá’u’lláh that He is the Manifestation of God for this period of human history. To accommodate the large numbers of people who wished to visit Bahá’u’lláh when He made His public declaration, He asked that tents be pitched to welcome the throngs. Arlington children created their own “tent” to honor the occasion.

Bahá’ís End Fasting Month & Celebrate Naw-Rúz, the New Year

What a wonderful way to observe the Spring and Autumn equinoxes in the northern and southern hemispheres! Bahá’ís around the world have been observing a Bahá’í month of fasting since March 2, not partaking of food or drink between sunrise and sunset. At sunset on March 20, they will complete their fasts and celebrate the holiday of Naw-Rúz, or New Year.

In Arlington, VA, Bahá’ís will gather on Wednesday, March 21, at 3:00 PM in Rocky Run Park for food and celebration, and will walk over a bit later for a short program in close-by Barton Park, where the community donated 2 trees to Arlington County in October 2017, when they celebrated the Bicentennial of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith.

All are welcome to join us for this celebration and program!