Arlington Baha’is Celebrate Bicentennial of the Birth of Herald

Arlington Bahá’ís will soon celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Báb, the Herald of a New Dawn, whose spiritually revitalizing message prepared the way for the coming of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith. 

Please join us on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at 5:45 PM at the Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N Quincy Street, Arlington 22201. There will be a short program of music, arts, and devotions. Dinner will follow.



Arlington Bahá’ís celebrate their most holy festival

Each April, Bahá’ís around the world celebrate, the Festival of Ridván, to commemorate the public announcement in 1863 by the prophet-founder of the Bahá’í Faith, Bahá’u’lláh, of His mission to unite mankind and to establish peace on earth. He said, “the well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.”

Arlington Bahá’ís celebrated on April 21, in Barton Park, between the trees donated to Arlington County for the Bicentennial of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, and indoors on May 2, when poor weather cancelled another park celebration. The highlights of each event were programs for and by the community’s children.

Arlington and Falls Church community members celebrate at Barton Park

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.