Celebrations all over the world for Bicentenary

Parties and special events have been taking place all over the world to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the religion’s founder, on 22 October.  In the UK, Bahá’ís have celebrated with their friends and neighbours in all kinds of ways – from formal receptions with invited local dignitaries, to service projects, small family gatherings and children’s parties.  In Newbury, for example, the Bahá’ís held a public celebration giving information and hospitality to members of the local community, and produced an informative video of their event.

Click here for a flavour of some of the celebrations in different countries: beacons lit in Norway, a classical music concert in Austria, an exhibition of paintings in Turkey, a children’s festival in the Philippines (see photo), a flower parade in Honduras…

See also this article by Michael Binyon in The Times.