South Africa

Stories of Celebrations

Across South Africa, many came together to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh with singing, dancing, and story telling. Commemorations were held by Bahá’í communities across the country in a spirit of devotion and joy.

Celebrations of the bicentenary in South Africa

Celebrations in Johannesburg

Around 700 people gathered in Johannesburg to celebrate the bicentenary with a programme that included choir pieces and a South African gumboot dance.

A group of friends from Tshwane, South Africa, created a series of videos for the bicentenary. The videos capture them telling stories, each a unique expression of love for Bahá'u'lláh, in different languages.

Bicentenary celebrations in Buffalo City
Various communities celebrating
50 people attend celebrations in Nelson Mandela Bay
Mafikeng celebrations

The Bahá’í community in Mafikeng celebrates with beautiful songs on the first day of the Twin Holy Days.

Mosaic piece from Durban

This mosaic table was created by artists in Durban, South Africa, for the bicentenary.