Light of Unity Festival
Baha’is of Denver are preparing to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, on October 22, 2017.
Events will begin Friday Evening October 20 and continue through Sunday October 22, including a semi-formal reception on Friday and a Street Festival on Saturday. Events will be planned across the metro area and around the world. For details of the Denver celebrations, see below.
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha'u'llah,
the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith (Oct. 22),
and the birth of His Predecessor, the Báb (Oct. 21)
So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth. – Bahá'u'lláh
Bahá’í Center of Metro Denver, 225 E. Bayaud Ave.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017
Tickets for the Friday night discussion and concert are FREE but limited. They are available at: twinholydayscelebration.ticketleap.com/naimkhalighi
Opening Reception and Concert
5:30PM - HORS D'OEUVRES AND CONVERSATION, Downstairs Weinberg Room. Discussions of the Bahá’í Faith and the lives of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh.
7:30PM – CONCERT & PROGRAM, Upstairs Auditorium. A short program will be followed by a vocal performance by Marnie Ward and the world premiere of a solo piano composition written and performed by Mr. Stephen Fordham, in honor of this event.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017
Open to All, No Ticket Required
Multicultural Street Festival – on Grant Street in Front of Bahá’í Center
11:00AM – 6:00PM. JOIN THE FESTIVAL! IT’S ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY BUILDING!
Invite your friends! Food trucks, performances by children and junior youth, a Mexican dance group, Bollywood dancers, live Persian music, young violinists, a face painter, a bounce house, crafts, games, balloons, popcorn, t-shirts and books for sale, and more!
ALL DAY – CONVERSATIONS about the world-embracing vision of the Baha’i Faith
1:00PM – CELEBRATION OF THE JUNIOR YOUTH Spiritual Empowerment Program (ages 11-14)
3:00PM – CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN’S CLASSES (ages 5-10)
Both festivals will showcase the spirit of service and learning of the young people who are participating in the spiritual education process.
6:00PM – 7:00PM – CLOSING PROGRAM, Upstairs Auditorium. A joyous program of prayer, music, and a short talk will close the Festival.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017
Sunday Morning Devotions
10:00AM-NOON – DEVOTIONS & DISCUSSION, Downstairs Weinberg Room
Events in Nearby Communities
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Littleton – Noon
A LUNCHEON in Commemoration of the Twin Birthdays
Douglas H. Buck Center, Littleton
Douglas County – 6:30pm
SCREENING OF A FILM about the life of Baha’u’llah
Southridge Recreation Center, Highlands Ranch
Contact: Nava Far: 720-341-2893, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, October 22
Arvada – 3:00–5:00pm
STORIES AND A FILM about Baha’u’llah
Arvada City Hall, Anne Campbell Room
Contact: Ained McComb, 303-425-9323, email@example.com
Lakewood – COMMUNITY EVENT, Details TBA
Northglenn – Noon–2:00pm
CELEBRATION of the Twin Birthdays
Tumbleweed Gazebo in Rains Park
Westminster – 2:00–4:00pm
FORMAL AFTERNOON TEA
Westview Recreation Center, Broomfield
Contact: Rich Chamberlain, 720-252-4746, firstname.lastname@example.org