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Below you will find a fairly comprehensive program for celebrating the Declaration of the Báb. The intention is to provide materials that the friends can use in preparing programs or for personal use when celebrating the Declaration of the Báb. The concept of the program is to start from today and trace it back to that momentous Day. Then the events that transpired in the physical world are described followed by some excerpts on what happens when a Manifestation of God Declares His Mission and God speaks again. Finally the program concludes with the some quotes about the Station of the Báb and what this important Day means in our daily lives today. You can also download Program for the Declaration of the Báb as a pdf.
In a few days, we celebrate Naw-Rúz which is more than the beginning of the Bahai year. It is one of the Holy Days and will be celebrated befittingly in literally all corners of our planet. If you are looking for quotes, for personal or preparing Naw-Rúz program, about this Holy Day, you can find them here (compilation on Naw-Rúz).
The Universal House of Justice has issued Naw-Rúz greetings to the friends of Iran. Below you will find excerpts describing the essence of this Holy Day from these letters. It is beautifully expressed and refreshing to read to remind ourselves about this Holy Day. Perhaps you will find them suitable for your Naw-Rúz celebration.
This November, we will all witness the first global observance of the Twin Holy Birthdays of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh according to the Badí Calendar. This blogpost gathered different materials that might be helpful for those planning celebration of these Two Days or for those who will observe the Days in private.
Three Newly Released Tablets
The Universal House of Justice released English translation of three Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, one on the Birth of the Báb and two on the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh for the purpose of assisting the friends in their preparations. These are available as pdf here. Three Newly Released Tablets of Baha’u’llah (English)
Manifestation of God
We are celebrating the Birth of two Manifestations of God. Perhaps this four-page long compilation on Manifestations of God is helpful.Manifestations of God distinguish themselves and have a spiritual power few can adequately explain. Here are few accounts of encounters with Bahá’u’lláh. Manifestations of God also distinguish themselves from they day They are born. Here are some stories about the Báb prior to His Declaration. Finally here is a slideshow of containing quotes set to music for the Celebration of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh.
The Badí Calendar
We universally celebrate the Twin Holy Days as two adjacent Days as the House of Justice has clarified and issued that the Badí Calendar be implemented in a letter dated 10th July 2010.If you wish to refresh your knowledge about the Badí Calendar, you can find an introduction both as text and power point presentation here. Wish you all the best Celebration of the Twin Holy Days
Soon we celebrate the Declaration of the Báb. As preparation or as readings, it might be interesting to read some stories about the life of the Báb prior to His Declaration. These stories are from His life as an infant up to His final preparation before His Declaration. These stories are available at the following links.
Furthermore, perhaps reflecting on the following excerpts from the Writings of the Blessed Beauty, will assist in a worthy celebration of this Holy Day.