March 21st is Naw-Rúz, or New Years for Bahá’ís. The term “Naw-Rúz” literally means “new day,” and it marks both the beginning of the Bahá’í calendar and an end to the days of fasting. There are two events happening locally, and we invite you to come and celebrate with us. On Friday March 20th at 7:00 pm the Bahá’ís of Arlington will be joining with the Bahá’ís of Alexandria at the Alexandria Bahá’í center, located at 5400B Eisenhower Ave. You are invited to enjoy dinner and music as we ring in the new year.
If you’d rather come to a smaller more intimate gathering, we will also be having a devotional gathering in Arlington at 7:00pm on Friday March 20th. The gathering will be preceded by dinner including lentil soup, Persian saffron rice, salad and more! This will be a chance break the fast together on the last day of the year, and enter into the new year together with prayers.
“O Pen of the Most High! Say: O people of the world! We have enjoined upon you fasting during a brief period, and at its close have designated for you Naw-Rúz as a feast.” (Bahá’u’lláh)
For more information regarding these events please contact us. We hope to see you there, and we wish you a happy and joyous new year! Happy Naw-Rúz!