Join the Baha’i Community this evening for our Naw Ruz (New Year) Celebration!!!!!
When: Wednesday, March 20th from 6pm to 8:30pm
Where: Baha’i Center (3209 Pulaski Pike, Huntsville, Al 35810)
What: Mexican Potluck Cuisine along with a special program including music and games!
The observation of Naw Ruz ends the annual Baha’i 19-day period of Fasting, and begins a new Baha’i Year.
Naw Ruz, possibly the world’s oldest holiday, is observed on March 20 and marks the Vernal Equinox in the Earth’s Northern Hemisphere and the Autumnal Equinox in the South—that day when the sun’s light strikes the Equator directly and illuminates every continent equally.
Naw-Ruz, called Nowruz or New Year’s by Baha’is, Zoroastrians, Alewites, Sufis, and some Muslims, has been observed around the world for more than three thousand years. (In Farsi, the Persian language, Naw-Ruz means “new year” or “new day.”) Naw-Ruz probably originated with Zoroaster (also known as Zarathustra), a Manifestation of God who founded Zoroastrianism ten centuries before Christ.