Stories of Celebrations

In Switzerland, celebrations of the bicentenary brought together hundreds throughout the country to pay tribute to the extraordinary life and teachings of Bahá’u’lláh. Friends, families, and neighbours hosted celebrations in cities and towns, honouring the historic occasion with arts, music, theatre, dance, and devotions.

The Bahá’í International Community United Nations Office in Geneva also hosted a bicentenary reception at the Hotel de la Paix, where ‘Abdu’l-Bahá stayed during his visit to Geneva in 1911. The program included addresses from a number of distinguished guests including Ibrahim Salama, Director of the Human Rights Treaties Division of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Celebrations in Zug

Light to the World was screened at a theatre in Romanshorn.

A poem composed for the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh

Community prepares exhibition

The community in Nyon prepared handmade art and crafted signs for a special exhibition for the bicentenary. The artistic materials at the event covered various aspects of the life and teachings of Bahá’u’lláh. One of the concepts that was highlighted was "walking a path of service to humanity." To symbolise this important idea, organisers laid out sign posts and described how the various activities of the Bahá’í community contribute to positive social transformation.