Stories of Celebrations

In Sweden, some 25 gatherings were held around the country to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, and more than 1,300 people participated. These celebrations ranged from small local gatherings to large events held at the national museum.

Stockholm community celebrates with stirring event

An inspiring evening of music and film unfolded within the walls of the striking Eric Ericson hall, also known as the Skeppsholmen church, for the occasion of the bicentenary.

Song from Umea, Sweden

Låt Ditt Hjärta (Let Your Heart Burn)

Rehearsal for performances in Sweden

Eric Francett and Per Danielsson rehearse pieces by Norwegian composer Rolf Lovland for performances in Skeppsholmen, Nacka, and Värmdö.

Mongolian community celebrates in Stockholm

A Mongolian community in Stockholm hosted a memorable celebration. The program included music, singing, an address by a representative of the Mongolian Embassy.

Handmade banners

An artist in Husby, a community in northern Stolkholm, enlisted the help of friends from his neighborhood to prepare a display of banners for the local bicentenary celebrations. Quotations on the banners were centered on the themes of love and unity.

Exhibition at Swedish museum

At the Swedish History Museum in Stockholm on the evening of 18 October, members of the Bahá’í community talked about the history of the Bahá’í Faith in the country and perspectives on the modern history of Sweden. This was followed by a celebration of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, which featured musical performances, a brief talk, a film screening, and refreshments.