New website shares rich feast of bicentenary celebrations
The Bahá'í World Centre’s web portal for the bicentenary, bicentenary.bahai.org, will share information about celebration events as they unfold in various countries during the upcoming Twin Holy Days. It will also provide materials to support bicentenary initiatives.
A letter on behalf of the Universal House of Justice to National Spiritual Assemblies on 6 September 2019 stated: “It is hoped that before, during, and after the Holy Days, this website will serve as a valuable resource upon which the friends may draw for inspiration and encouragement.”
Some content is already live on the site and there will soon be more. The film, “Dawn of the Light”, will be posted there before the end of September.
Bahá'í World News Service reports: “The website will unfold in stages over the next eight weeks. Currently featuring artistic endeavors created for the occasion, and articles on the lives and teachings of the Bab and Baha’u’llah, the site will expand dynamically over time.”
During the period of the Twin Holy Days on October 29-30, the site will live-stream services at Houses of Worship around the world, and other glimpses of activities in various locations. These will illustrate the wide range of activities happening in localities worldwide, as the believers and their friends celebrate together.
According to Bahá'í World News Service, “This coverage begins at sundown on 28 October in Kiribati and ends at sundown on 30 October in Hawaii.”
For other bicentenary resources, please see Resources for bicentenary celebrations.
Featured photo: Launched today, a new website publishes glimpses of celebrations worldwide. Source: Bahá’í World News Service (copyright © Bahá'í International Community).