Canary Islands

Stories of Celebrations

A small chain of islands off the Atlantic coast of North Africa, the Canary Islands was the site of a wide range of celebrations marking the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh. Bahá’ís from the Canary Islands commemorated the moment with gatherings of celebration, service projects, artistic performances, and conversations about Bahá’u’lláh and His teachings. Bahá’í institutions met with government officials to explain the station of Bahá’u’lláh and the efforts of Bahá’ís to put into practice His teachings. The Bahá’ís of the Canary Islands also organized public talks about the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh and helped organize groups of youth who participate in Bahá’í educational activities to share their insights about service to humanity.

Service project restores walking path in Gran Canaria

The Bahá’í community of Gran Canaria restored a walking path in the mountains to mark the bicentenary, placing along the way painted signs with quotes from the writings of Bahá’u’lláh.

Musical performance in the Canary Islands

In Gran Canaria, young people from the Jinamar neighborhood perform in the "Our Voice" event held for the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh. The performance included songs written by youth about true friendship, excellence, and service to humanity .

Diverse celebration in Tenerife South

Bahá’ís in Tenerife held a diverse celebration marking the bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, including music, singing, talks and a viewing of the film "Light to the World."