Thailand

Stories of Celebrations

In Thailand, the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh was celebrated by people of all walks of life throughout the country. The Princess of Thailand attended the bicentenary celebration in the capital city of Bangkok. In local celebrations, many communities had programmes that included music and devotions, followed by a screening of the film Light to the World.

For the occasion, the Prime Minister of Thailand wrote a letter to the Bahá’í community offering his warm wishes, saying:

"The observance of the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Prophet-Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, we regard as an important religious occasion and a good opportunity for Bahá’ís to gather together and to reverently call to mind the Prophet and practice His precepts and teachings, thus elevating the spirits and living up to His standards of morality, and contributing to the unification of society at a whole," wrote the Prime Minister of Thailand to the Bahá’í community.

Thai Princess attends Bangkok bicentenary celebration

In Thailand, the Royal Family was represented by Princess Soamsawali at a bicentenary celebration held at the Bahá’í Centre in Bangkok. The evening’s programme featured music, prayers, and traditional Thai dances. The gathering was attended by nearly 250 participants and was one of many commemorations held in the country today.

Bicentenary celebration in Yang Pao, Chiangmai

Celebrations in Yasothon
Thai song composed for the bicentenary

A song composed by Bahá'ís in Thailand entitled "O people of the World" which speaks about how blessed and happy people are to know Bahá'u'lláh.

Chiang Mai

In a village near Chiang Mai, Thailand, a student — one of only two Bahá’ís there — had hoped to invite a few friends and neighbours to a small commemoration at his residence. Unexpectedly, word of the celebration spread throughout the village, prompting a request to hold the gathering in the public community hall instead. More than 60 neighbours joined him to celebrate and watch a screening of Light to the World. The head of the village read aloud the public message of the Prime Minister of Thailand to the Bahá’í community.