The Bicentenary Celebrations across the Planet open a window into diversity of the human family and it's essential oneness. A moment marking a New Era of hope where all members of the human family, are regarded as a single people with a common destiny.
Bicentennial of the birth of the Bab from Sunset on Monday 28 October to Sunset on Wednesday 30, 2019 will mark the 200th Anniversary of the birth of the Fore-Runner and Herald of the Bahá’í Faith, the Báb, Whose dramatic ministry paved the way for appearance of the Bahá’u’lláh.
Births of the Twin Luminaries (Manifestations) will be commemorated by Bahá’ís, together with their neighbours, families, and friends on 29 and 30 October, 2019.
On the occasion of the 200th Anniversaries of the births of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh in 2017 and 2019, special celebrations have been organized worldwide.
As the earth spins on its axis and the celebrations begin in different lands, the world can be updated with information on the festivities occurring in particular places.
The International website bicentenary.bahai.org launched last month, will begin covering Bicentenary celebrations around the world at Monday's (28 October, 2019) sundown in Kiribati, that is 04:15 am GMT. The site will be regularly updated with glimpses into the celebrations in more than 100 countries. Currently, the site features articles on the lives and teachings of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh, a special letter from the Universal House of Justice about the historic anniversary, and Dawn of the Light, the film commissioned for the Bicentenary.
The website is available in 10 languages - Arabic Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.
In addition to the website , the following platforms will publish stories, photos, and Videos from or related to the Bicentenary.
1. The Bahá’í World News Service: bwns.org.
4. Facebook: Facebook.com/twinbirthdays.
2019 Twin Holy day celebrations Worldwide
Why the duration is 72 hours.
28th October, 2019: first Sunset beginning of Twin Holy days in Kiribati GMT 04:15.
29th October 2019: Biginning of the Twin Holy days in Hawaii 04:03 GMT.
30th October 2019: End of Twin Holy days in Kiribati at 04:15 GMT.
31st October 2019: Last Sunset, end of Twin Holy days in Hawaii, 04:02 GMT.
72 hours : Oct.28 - Oct 31
04:15 GMT - 04:02 GMT
This time is based on where the Sunsets at the International Date Line.
Twin Holy Birthdays observed by
Bahá’ís: First and second day after the eight full moon following the Bahá’í Naw-Rúz.