West Berkshire’s Bahá’í Community is reaching out to the wider community as it plans its celebrations for Naw-Ruz, the Bahá’í New Year’s Day. The festival is held on the spring equinox (March 21) and it marks the end of the Bahá’í Faith’s annual 19-day fast for adults.
- Observing Naw-Ruz takes different multi-cultural forms in the 120,000 localities where Bahá’ís reside around the world. Reprinted with permission of the Bahá’í International Community.
The celebrations – to be held in Coley, Reading from 3pm on Sunday March 21 – will include readings of prayers from the Bahá’í scriptures, as well as music, dance and an afternoon of great food.
Bahá’í follower Shawn Khorassani said: “The fast – between sunrise and sunset – is essentially a period of meditation and prayer, of spiritual recuperation.
“We are opening our celebration of Naw-Ruz in Reading, Berkshire to people who want to learn more about the Bahá’í Faith. The Bahá’í community constantly works to break down barriers that separate people and strive for better inter-faith relations.”
The Naw-Ruz is one of the nine holy days of the year when work is suspended.
For more details about the Naw-Ruz celebration in Reading, please call the West Berkshire’s Bahá’í Community on 07964 676461 and leave a message.