Naw Ruz marks the end of the Fast and the beginning of a new year in the Baha’i calendar. Naw-Ruz is a celebration of a “spiritual springtime” that symbolizes both individual renewal and mankind’s revitalization.
This month marks the 150th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s arrival in the Holy Land. To commemorate, the Baha’i World News Service is launching a series of podcast episodes dedicated to exploring the historical and spiritual context of this event. This episode focuses on Baha’u’llah’s arrival to the fortress city of Akka and events in the period that immediately followed it.
In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. 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.