Spring ... Across the Religions!
Spring, for so many religions is all about re-birth and renewal. The celebrations of Passover, Easter, Naw-Ruz, Holi and Ramadan.
As Israel has begun its exit from the stronghold of 2020, it welcomes the spring of celebrations of multiple faiths. We may celebrate our holidays differently but we are ALL celebrating a new beginning, renewal or re-birth!
Cheers to ALL for a special and meaningful holiday,
filled with health of mind and body, with whatever friends, family and community
that can be together, and kindness to all!
Celebrating differently, together!
Happy Passover, Easter, Naw-Ruz, Holi and Ramadan in April
(don't miss the pictures below!)
20 (Sat.) Naw-Ruz (Baha’i New Year)- Bahá'i 28 (Sun.) Palm Sunday- Christian (Western) 28 (Sun.) Passover (Pesach: first of eight days)- Jewish* 29 (Mon.) Holi (Spring festival)- Hindu
02 (Fri.) Good Friday- Christian (Western) 04 (Sun.) Easter- Christian (Western) 13 (Tues.) Ramadan (first day)- Islamic* 16 (Fri.) Ridvan (Declaration of Baha'u'llah; 12 days; begins at sunset 4/15)- Bahá'i
25 (Sun.) Palm Sunday- Christian (Orthodox)
30 (Fri.) Holy Friday- Christian (Orthodox)
Nothing says spring like the Bahai Gardens in Haifa!
Did you know?
Much of the international governance and coordination takes place at this center in Haifa, including global teaching plans, study and translation of the Baháʼí holy writings. The Universal House of Justice, representing the supreme governing body of the Baháʼí, resides in Haifa. It is also the current destination for Baháʼí pilgrimage, attracting annually about one million visitors (other than 2020). Hoping to continue that in the years to come!
The location of the Baháʼí World Centre originated in Baháʼu'lláh's banishment and imprisonment to the fortress of Acre in 1868 by Ottoman authorities. While there is still a Baha'i presence in Acre, the World Centre is now located in Haifa on Mount Carmel.