Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh
In October 2017, the Bahá’í worldwide community celebrated the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh.
Festivities commemorated Bahá’u’lláh’s extraordinary life, His teachings and vision for a materially and spiritually prosperous world based on the principle of the oneness of humanity.
Australians from all walks of life gathered together and explored the spiritual dimension of community life, as well as how Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings promoting unity and justice can be applied to bring about a harmonious and cohesive global society.
For more information about this, please visit https://bahai.org.au/index.php/australian-bahai-community/bicentenary/
Visit bicentenary.bahai.org to view stories and media from celebrations that took place worldwide.
Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb
In 2019, Australian Bahá’ís are joining in worldwide celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Báb, the Herald of the Bahá’í Faith.
Born in 1819, the Báb was a prophetic figure who called for spiritual and moral renewal including improving the status of women and the situation of the poor. The Báb’s mission was to prepare the way for Bahá’u’lláh, the prophet and founder of the Bahá’í Faith.
The transformative power of the teachings the Báb foretold is reflected in Bahá’í activities today, which seek to contribute towards a vibrant and inclusive community based on the principle of the oneness of humanity.
Because the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh were born on successive days, two years apart, their births are celebrated each year as consecutive or ‘twin’ holy days.
Friends of the Bahá’í Faith are joining in worldwide celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of the Birth of the Báb. The festivities will culminate in thousands of celebrations taking place in Australia and throughout the world in October this year.
For details of upcoming Holy Days and the Bicentenary of the Birth of Báb celebrations in Brisbane, please refer to the calendar of events