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]

Celebrating the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh

  Please join us in this joyous occasion on Tuesday, November 11th at 7:30 pm at the Houston Bahá'í Center     November 12, 1817, is the anniversary of the birth of Mírzá Husayn ‘Ali, who would become the Prophet/Founder of the Bahá&rsquo... [More]

Celebration of the Birth of the Báb

On the eve of October 19th, Bahá'ís around the world celebrate the Birth of the Báb, one of eleven Holy Days in the Bahá'í calendar. The Báb is often referred to as the Herald of the Bahá'í Faith, because it was His mission to prepare the way f... [More]

Baha'i Principles

  *A fundamental teaching of Bahá'u'lláh is the oneness of the world of humanity. Addressing mankind He says, "Ye are all leaves of one tree and the fruits of one branch." By this it is meant that the world of humanity is like a tree, the nation or peoples are the ... [More]

Baha’is commemorate the Martyrdom of the Bab, Forerunner of Baha’u’llah who founded the Baha'i faith

  On July 9, members of the Baha’i Faith commemorate the anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Bab (“the gate” in Arabic), one of nine holy days on which members of the Faith suspend work and school.In Persia in 1844, the Bab declared that His mission was to herald the imminent... [More]

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]

Celebration of the Declaration of the Báb

The Báb—born Siyyid `Alí-Muhammad in Shiraz, Persia (now Iran)—announced on May 22, 1844, that He was the bearer of a Divine Revelation which would prepare humanity for the advent of the Promised One of all religions. That Promised One, the Báb declared, was destine... [More]
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