The Weekly Shot: Twin Holy Birthdays

28 October 2019, 12:09 PM
The Weekly Shot: Twin Holy Birthdays

Photo by FLASHPACKER TRAVELGUIDE showing the Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, Israel, via Wikicommons.

This week, the Bahá'í Faith celebrates the Twin Holy Birthdays. These two successive holy days celebrate the births of two central figures of the Bahá'í Faith. The first is the birth of the Báb (who laid the path for the founding of the Bahá'í Faith), which occurs on the first day of Muharram, and the second is the birth of Bahá'u'lláh (the founder of the Bahá'í Faith), which occurs the day after. In 2019, these take place on 29–30 October.

URI's grassroots peacebuilding groups, called Cooperation Circles, are formed by members of at least three different religions, spiritual expressions, or Indigenous traditions. Learning about each other's holidays is one way to build bridges and show mutual respect. See more ways URI members are working towards interfaith understanding and dialogue.