Stories of Celebrations

Celebrations to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh brought together people of all ages and diverse backgrounds in the Bahamas, a country that stretches over more than 700 islands in the Caribbean Sea and where the Bahá’í community was first established in the 1950s.

In Freeport, Grand Bahama, children led the way in preparing and hosting the bicentenary event. The celebration was held in a home that had been lovingly prepared and decorated by children who attend Bahá’í classes for moral and spiritual education. The programme included prayers, a presentation by the children, songs, and games.

Bicentenary celebration in Freeport

A mural created for the event showing the principles of Bahá’u’lláh's teachings

A full house of friends and neighbours gathered to celebrate