Stories of Celebrations

In Singapore, artistic endeavours and vibrant celebrations marked the 200th anniversary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh.

Singapore's Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, addressed a letter to the Bahá’í community for the occasion of the bicentenary. "Bahá’u’lláh's teachings of unity and peace are cherished values in our multi-racial and multi-religious society," states the message, dated 31 July 2017. "I am heartened that the Bahá’í community is active in inter-faith engagements, and continues to promote understanding, dialogue and interaction among people from different religions."

"Your efforts will go a long way in enhancing mutual respect in a multi-faith society and strengthening Singapore's social harmony," it continues.

Celebrations and gatherings

A variety of festivities, large and small, brought together friends, families, neighbours, and co-workers in different parts of Singapore to celebrate the bicentenary.

Children's performance at a celebration in Central Singapore

Children sing at a celebration in Central Singapore, among the guests were MP Tin Pei Ling

Children's celebration

Children from the neighbourhoods of Ang Mo Kio and Sengkang who participate in Bahá’í classes for moral and spiritual education came together to celebrate the bicentenary. The festivities included artistic activities, and children were eager to help each other learn new skills such as origami.


A short film exploring the concepts of service and faith was prepared by the Bahá’í community of Singapore. The film was screened at several of the bicentenary celebrations.

Art exhibit at the National Bahá’í Centre

An art exhibition that sought to immerse visitors in the history of Bahá’í Faith was held at Singapore's National Bahá’í Centre. The displays included a local artist's large paintings of holy places associated with the life of Bahá’u’lláh, including the prison in Akká, the Mansion of Bahjí, and the Riḍván Garden.


A prayer of Bahá’u’lláh in Mandarin, put to music in honour of the bicentenary