Bahá’ís celebrate 200 years of their faith
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Báb - the founder of the Bahá’í faith. Across Luxembourg, over the coming year, many more celebrations will take place and they’re open to all.
What is the Bahá’í faith?
The faith started in Persia, 200 years ago.
Bahá’ís believe that Báb was the first enlightened spiritual leader, who heralded the coming of Baha’u’llah. ‘The Báb’ translates from Arabic to ‘the gate’.
Successively, these two spiritual luminaries spoke and wrote about the oneness of God, the unity of all religious beliefs and humanity. They wanted equality between men and women, harmony between religion and science, justice, and a world free from prejudice.
And today, the growing community of Bahá’ís try to emulate these thoughts and actions around the world.
Millions of people around the world are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Báb. We visited one of the first Luxembourg celebrations, in Vichten, organised by Nicolas Tesch.
In Luxembourg, there are about 500 Bahá’ís, including people who have fled due to religious persecution in Yemen.
Their educational activities are open for all - they welcome everyone, from any faith (or none).