Stories of Celebrations

In the Philippines, an archipelago of more than seven thousand islands and islets, the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh was celebrated by over 10,000 people in 130 different localities.

Bicentenary celebrations at a Bahá’í-inspired school

Children's festival

Families in Paranaque helped to organize a children’s festival for the bicentenary in their hometown, with more than 100 children participating. The youth created the invitations and invited the Barangay (village leader), neighbours and friends. The process was captured in a video, created by the youth.

Tagalog song

A young Bahá’í from Mindoro was moved to compose a song for the bicentenary, describing how hearing the message of Bahá’u’lláh has changed his life.

In addition to this message from the President of the Philippines, the Vice-President and various Senators and Mayors wrote congratulatory letters to the Bahá’í community.

Bicentenary parades

For the occasion of the bicentenary, walking parades were organized in PatPat and Cebu, and a motorcade was organized in Cagayan de Oro.