Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Today's Holy-day Art (NAW-RUZ) for the Bahá’i faith

A nine pointed star of the Bahá’i faith

Naw-Rúzis a religious celebration of the Bahá’i faith which was founded about 150 years ago in a country called Persia, which is now Iran. It was founded by Bahá’u’lláh and his teacher, Báb.
  • Significance: Naw-Rúz means ‘new day, ’a spiritual springtime, and that Naw-Rúz is used to commemorate it
  • Observances: It is a time of prayer and celebration, and is one of nine Bahá'í holy days where work is to be suspended.
  • Length: 1 day (at the end of a 19 days period of fasting)
  • Date: Currently Naw-Rúz is fixed on March 21 for Bahá'ís that reside in countries outside the Middle East, regardless of exactly when the equinox occurs.
  • Customs:  It is usually a festive event observed with meetings for prayer and music and dancing.
  • Symbol: Their symbol is a nine pointed star made from 3 interlocking triangles representing that all people and religions are united.
  • Learn more: Wikipedia