Stories of Celebrations

In Turkmenistan, celebrations of the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh were widespread. In rural and urban areas, a total of some 1,600 friends and families gathered together to commemorate the historic occasion.

Celebrations in Ashgabat

In the city where the first Bahá’í House of Worship was constructed, joyful celebrations were held in honour of the bicentenary.

Rural community gathers for bicentenary

In Turkmenistan, meetings called “the path of God” are traditionally organized among the people in a community to share prayers, food, and fellowship to mark a significant event in life. Friends and family members recently organized such a gathering for their village to commemorate the life and teachings of Bahá’u’lláh.

Community gathering in Ashgabat

At a celebration held at the Bahá’í centre in Ashgabat, the community called to mind the lives and teachings of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh. The community prepared the traditional Turkmen pilaff for the occasion.