November 12, 2015, Chino Valley-
I head homeward,
upon ending a successful day.
Many bright ideas were in view,
As our Science Fair displayed.
Now come the Twin Birthdays,
of Al-Bab and Baha’u’llah.
The Gate and Blessed Beauty,
Behold, and stand in awe!
This verse is in honour of the commemorations of the Births of Baha’u’llah, and His Herald, Al-Bab (The Gate), which are celebrated on November 13 (Al-Bab’s) and 14 (Baha’u’llah), as these are the days on which the Anniversaries fall, when gauged by the Badi, or Baha’i, Calendar, which is pegged to begin with the Vernal Equinox of the Northern Hemisphere (Autumnal, in the Southern Hemisphere). As the Equinox may fluctuate, from year to year, so will Baha’i Holy Days, including the Twin Anniversaries, fall on slightly different days, from one year to the next.
We Baha’is in the Prescott area had a lovely devotional, followed by an incomparable Persian dinner, in honouring Al-Bab, this evening. The same will ensue on Saturday, in honour of Baha’u’llah.