The annual Baha’i festival commemorates the 12 days when Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Baha’i Faith, resided in a garden called Ridván (Paradise) in Baghdad, Iraq. The first (April 21), ninth (April 29) and 12th (May 12) are celebrated as holy days when work is suspended. Continue reading In Paradise
Bahá’ís within the Thames Valley Bahá’í Community will be joining other Bahá’ís throughout the world for the annual Bahá’í fast in March. The last month in the Bahá’í calendar – 2 March to 20 March – is dedicated to the Bahá’í fast. During this time Bahá’ís between 15 and 70 years old don’t eat or drink for 19 days from sunrise to sunset and also … Continue reading Discipline for the soul . . .
Members of the Thames Valley Bahá’ís joined Bahá’ís around the globe to celebrate the anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith. Shoghi Effendi was the Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith from 1921 to 1957 until he died. 12 November marks the date in 1817 when Baha’u’llah was born into a noble family in Tehran, the capital of Iran (then called Persia). … Continue reading Celebrating the Birth of Baha’u’llah