Holy Day Commemorated

On July 9, an incredibly important date within the Bahá’í calendar, Bahá’ís throughout Scotland joined other Communities around the world in commemorating the Martyrdom of the Báb. It marks the 1850 execution in Persia of one of the founders of their faith and is one of nine holy days during which Baha’is suspend work and [...]

 

Náw-Ruz – “a Feast of hospitality and rejoicing”

At Sunset on the 19th March the Bahá’í Communities throughout Scotland joined their sister Communities throughout the world to mark the Baha’i New Year. Náw-Ruz (literally “New Day”) Celebrations, which can take different forms throughout the world, but typically include programs of spiritual upliftment, music, dancing and feasting. These events in Scotland are typical of [...]

 

Scottish Bahá’ís join Annual Fast

The Scottish Bahá’í Community have joined their fellow Bahá’ís worldwide in rising before dawn to eat breakfast, pray and then abstain from eating or drinking until sunset in observation of their annual 19-day Fast. As in many of the world religions, the Fast is a time for reflecting on one’s spiritual progress and making an [...]

 

 

Scotland Bahá’ís join Worldwide Celebration

Bahá’í Communities throughout Scotland joined all their sister communities throughout the world in celebrating the “Twin Holy Days” on the 1st and 2nd November.  The “Twin Holy Days” are the “Twin Birthdays” of the founders of the Bahá’í Faith,  Bahá’u’lláh and The Bab, and are celebrated on these two consecutive days.  Work is normally suspended [...]

 

Scottish Bahá’í Summer School

At the end of July the Annual Bahá’í Scottish Summer School was held within the beautiful surroundings of Strathallan School in Perthshire, and one of the many Bahá’í Summer Schools takening place throughout the United Kingdom and indeed throughout the world during July and August. With residents and day visitors coming together to share in [...]