The Bahá’í Communities throughout Scotland, along with their sister Communities around the globe are  celebrating the Twin Holy Birthdays on the 9th and 10th November

Festivals of the Twin Birthdays or the Twin Holy Birthdays refers to two successive holy days in the Bahá’í calendar that celebrate the births of two central figures of the Bahá’í Faith. The two holy days are the birth of the Báb in (1819) and the birth of Bahá’u’lláh (two years prior in (1817).

The Báb and Bahá’u’lláh, both are considered Manifestations of God in their own right, having each founded separate religions (Bábism and the Bahá’í Faith) and revealed their own holy scriptures. To Bahá’ís, however, the missions of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh are inextricably linked: The Báb’s mission was to prepare the way for the coming of Him whom God shall make manifest, who eventually appeared in the person of Bahá’u’lláh. For this reason, both the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh are revered as central figures of the Bahá’í Faith. Bahá’u’lláh wrote that his birthday and that of Báb “are accounted as one in the sight of God”.

Work is normally suspended on these days and all the communities gather together and hold commemorative events including Devotionals, organise parties, and various children activities. 

 

 

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