The Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh

Bahá’u’lláh died after a brief illness in 1892 in the mansion of Bahji outside Akko (also known as Akka or Acre), in what is now northern Israel. After spending most of His life in exile, He was able to live his later years at Bahji in relative tranquility. He was... [More]

Upcoming Houston Ridván Celebrations

The Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the City of Houston, TX, wants to warmly welcome everyone to three upcoming wonderful Ridván celebrations.   Ridván is the greatest of Bahá'í festivals. For a period of 12 days starting on April 2... [More]

Houston Baha'i Community to Celebrate "Twin Holy Days" For First Time

This Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14, the Baha'i community will for the first time on a global basis celebrate "Twin Holy Days" associated with the birthdays of the two Founders of their religion. These holy days had previously been celebrated in Western countries according to the Gregorian... [More]

10th Annual Chili for Chile Cook-off

The 10th Annual Chili for Chile Cook off is being held on November 7, 2015 at 1pm. The event will be at the Ella Bailey Park on 610 south and 288.      Half the proceeds will go towards the Chile Bahai Temple and half will go towards the National Bahai Fund. The entry fee for ea... [More]

Celebration of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh

Please join us in this joyous occasion on Friday, November 13th, 2015 at 7:00 pm @ The Cullen Performance Hall at the University of Houston   Bahá’u’lláh was born in Tehran, Persia [Iran] into a wealthy family influential in the court of the Shah. This young ma... [More]

The Festivals of the Twin Birthdays

  The "Festivals of the Twin Birthdays" or the "Twin Holy Birthdays" refers to two successive holy days in the Bahá'í calendar, that celebrate the birth of two central figures of the Bahá'í Faith . The two holy days are the birth of the Báb on the first day o... [More]

The Festival of Riḍván

Riḍván is a twelve day festival celebrated in the Bahá’í Faith. This festival celebrates the commencement of the prophethood of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith. The Festival starts at sunset on April 20th and ends ... [More]

The Festival of Naw-Rúz

     The Festival of the Naw-Rúz is one of five Bahá’í festivals and one of the nine Bahá’í holy days on which work is to be suspended. For Bahá’ís, Naw-Rúz is sacred, imbued with the symbolism of spiritu... [More]

The Bahá’í Fast

    As often practiced with other revealed religions, the Bahá'í Faith sees great value in the practice of fasting as a discipline for the soul. Bahá'u'lláh designated a nineteen-day period each year when adult Bahá'ís fast from sunrise to sunset... [More]
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