A Sampling of Artistic Expressions for the Bicentenary

It is humbling to see such an incredible flourishing of creative expression blossom in honour of the Bicentenary anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, the Prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith! You can feast your eyes and your ears on works of art, poetry, music, videos and dance from all corners of the planet on bicentenary.baha.org.  

When my family and my community first began to think about how we wanted to celebrate the Bicentenary, I was really excited by this call of the Universal House of Justice:

At the heart of these festivities must be a concerted effort to convey a sense of what it means for humanity that these two Luminaries rose successively above the horizon of the world. Of course, this will take different forms in different contexts, extending to a myriad artistic and cultural expressions, including songs, audio-visual presentations, publications and books. Such initiatives, coupled with widespread celebrations that are both uplifting and reverent, are also sure to spark the curiosity and wonder of many who may as yet be unfamiliar with the names of the Bab and Baha’u’llah.

Here we share a few of the rich works of art found on bicentenary.bahai.org. Be sure to check out the site for a more!



About the Author

Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a mother, a wife and a bookworm but professionally she is a museologist and a library technician. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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  1. Dearest Naysan
    I’ve been meaning to write and tell you how grateful I am that you have undertaken this task to bring so much joy and knowledge of our precious Faith and it’s activities worldwide.
    With love and appreciation

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