Picnic celebrations in the build-up to the Bicentenary!

Families and friends joined with the Bahá’ís of Calderdale in the gardens of the Jubilee Children’s Centre , Halifax, on a September Saturday afternoon to celebrate the upcoming Bicentenary of the prophet founders of the Bahá’í Faith:

Photo: Friends and Bahá’ís from the Calderdale community at a picnic held at the Jubilee Children’s Centre, Halifax in September 2017.

All the children, who attend Bahá’í classes offered by the Calderdale community, along with their parents and friends, met together for a multicultural picnic in celebration of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh 200 years ago (which took place in October 1817).

The classes our community offer focus on the unity of all faiths. Children learn with us about the spiritual virtues enshrined in all the major religions. There are currently eight regular children in the class from different backgrounds and cultures. This is a community project and is open to everyone.

At the picnic food was shared and lots of games enjoyed such as hopscotch, scavenger hunts and frisbee rounders.  Everyone had a great time socialising and laughing together, in the beautiful landscaped Jubilee gardens.

The picnic has been just one of many events, including a ceilidh, donation of gifts, tree planting and presentations leading up to the main event that our community will be holding to celebrating Bahá’u’lláh’s birthday – which will be held in the Town Hall in Halifax, next month, on October 21st.

The Bahá’ís of Calderdale would like to say a very big ‘thank you’ to all the parents and friends who came together with us to help us celebrate this very special time and moment in the history of the Bahá’í Faith!