Arlington Bahá’ís Anticipate Holy Days Festivities

Celebrating the births of the two central figures of the Bahá’í Faith, the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh, is one of the highlights of the annual Bahá’í calendar. In 2018, the dates fall on November 9 and 10

Unity Blue by Joe Paczkowski

Arlington, Virginia Bahá’ís will have a children’s celebration and on November 10, a joyous program for the public to which all are invited. Beginning at 2:00 PM, it will be in the Westmont Room of the Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 South Walter Reed Drive, 22204. 

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


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.