November 12th: Birthday of Baha’u’llah

Being a Baha’i has brought so much into my life. Both my husband and I are trying to raise our girls in the spirit of the Baha’i Faith. That means thinking of the world as of one family, treating everyone equally, believing in universal education, being free from any sort of prejudice and living our lives to help this world become a better place for all of us.

November 12th Baha’is all over the world celebrate an important day in the history of the Faith: The Birthday of Baha’u’llah – the Messenger of God who brought the next part of Progressive Revelation of God to us, fulfilling the Covenant between God and human race.

This particular page is created to feature blog posts from other Baha’i parents where they tell us what kind of craft or activities they do with their children and families for and on this day.

1. This blog post from Gem of Oneness tells us a little more about Baha’u’llah’s Mission.

2. A lovely way celebration from The Saberas.

3. Few great ideas for celebrating this day on Enable Me to Grow.

4. A craft and a video from All Done Monkey.

5. A video and a song from Elika Mahony’s blog.

6. Story book craft  from Ruhi Crafts.

7. Sixteen ideas on how to celebrate Birth of Baha’u’llah from Baha’i Blog 

(not a parenting blog but some great ideas here!)

8. Celebrating Birth of Baha’u’llah at home from Veritable Treasures

9. Another home celebration from Lucky Beans

10.  This is what was done at Eliot’s children classes.

11. One more way to celebrate from the Light of Home.

12. And this is how we celebrated Birth of Baha’u’llah

Birth of Baha’u’llah – how we celebrated

Today we, Baha’is around the world, celebrate the Birth of the Promised One, the Prince of Peace, the Glory of God – Baha’u’llah.

On this special occasion last night we had a lovely family gathering with few friends and besides our older one there was one more girl of the same age. We started the celebration in the garden which our friends decorated with rose petals, 9 pointed start made out of yarn, more petals and candles:

We were greeted by children throwing rose petals at us and were lead to the sitting area through a small pathway:

Throwing petals apparently is fun, so the girls kept collecting and throwing petals over and over again!

We had some tasty masala chai made by our Indian friend with some samosas and little Chinese cakes. Unfortunately the weather decided to change for colder that evening, so we didn’t spend much time at the garden. We chanted a couple of prayers and moved into the house for more activities.

A mom of the other girl is also very crafty. She prepared a great activity based on the quote: “Joy gives us wings”. It is a paper butterfly with a heart in the middle. And here it is how to make it – apologies for blurry pictures!

You need any type of paper, colorful, tissue paper – whatever you like. It just should be easy to fold. We used a special paper from a Buddhist shop that is used for some ceremonies (it is soft and has silver or gold squares in the middle).

Scissors

Glue

1. Fold the paper into half by forming a triangle (you can cut the ages in different shapes)

2. Fold the paper into ruffles

 

3. Repeat with a second piece of paper

4. Now fold ruffled paper into half and tie both pieces with a pipe cleaner or a piece of yarn in the middle

  

5. Cut out a heart and glue it in the middle. Then you can put them around the house to remind you that when we are joyous it is as if we get a pair of wings!

After this lovely activity we had a nice dinner. And a gluten free coconut cake! Yum!

I wish all Baha’is around the world a happy and joyous Holy Day!