Stories of Celebrations

In Taiwan, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh was celebrated in a variety of ways, including exhibitions about His life and teachings and a number of local gatherings to commemorate the occasion.

An artistic exhibition presenting the life of Bahá’u’lláh and the history and activities of the Bahá’í community in the city of Tainan was attended by the Director of the municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs and two members of the City Council as well as a wide cross-section of visitors from the public.

Screenings of the film Light to the World were also held in several communities.

Exhibitions and gatherings

A short documentary film made for the occasion of the bicentenary by the Bahá’í community of Taiwan.

Autograph book

One unique initiative in Taiwan during the bicentenary period was the production of special autograph books for the occasion. Many Taiwanese Bahá’ís shared their book with friends, neighbours, coworkers, and acquaintances, and invited them to sign them with messages in celebration of the bicentenary. This simple gesture often provided an opportunity to speak together about the life of Bahá’u’lláh.