More than seven million followers of the Bahai Faith in over 200 countries around the world will mark this day that is known as Naw Rauz according to their calendar.
Naw Rauz is translated to mean ‘new day’ and is celebrated as a day named by Bab or the prophet.
The Bahai faith is a religion that teaches the essential worth of all religions, unity and equality of all people. It was established by the Bahaulla in 1863 and grew in Iran and other parts of the Middle East where it continues to face persecution since inception.
According to a press statement issued yesterday by Qudsiyeh Roy, media representative, local spiritual assembly of the Baha’is of Dar es Salaam, the Baha’i community of Dar es Salaam will join their counterparts around the world to mark this special day in their calendar.
The celebrations will start at 5.00pm at the Baha’i Centre, situated on Mfaume Road, Upanga.
The programme will be comprised of a devotional gathering where Baha’i prayers will be read in different languages to be followed by a celebration of music and feasting.