The Baha’í New Year will be celebrated on Sunday, March 19, 6:45 p.m. at the Baha’í Center in Conway, 2601 Fourth Avenue. This celebration, known as Naw-Rúz or “new day,” is one of thousands held around the world and will include prayers, music and scriptures about this Divine Springtime. A covered dish dinner will be served at sunset, followed by games and activities for the entire family.
Naw-Rúz is the first of nine Bahá’í Holy Days held throughout the year. This Naw-Rúz begins the year 174 B.E. and is significant as Bahá’ís all over the world are eagerly anticipating the 200th anniversary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Promised One of all ages, on Sunday, October 22. This historic occasion is immediately preceded by the Birth of the Báb, the Prophet-Herald of the Baha’í Faith, on October 21. (Bahá’í dates begin at sunset, so celebrations may be held from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon)
Next month is the King of Festivals, Ridván, when Bahá’u’láh announced his mission, and will be celebrated on: Monday, April 20, 4:00 pm, the First Day; Friday, April 28, 6:30 pm, the Ninth Day; and Monday, May 1, 7:00-10:00 pm, the Twelfth Day. Details will be forthcoming.
The public is invited and welcome to any Baha’í Holy Days. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-333-4056.