Bahá’ís and their friends from the Eugene-Springfield area gathered at the Valley River Inn on Tuesday, November 11, to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the founder of their religion, Bahá’u’lláh, with a catered dinner and entertainment. The theme of the evening was “The World Celebrates Bahá’u’lláh!”
Rod Olson, one of the organizers for this year’s event, said, “We are so fortunate to be part of a Faith that is such a loving worldwide community, such a united world family! And so, on the evening of our celebration, Bahá’ís and their friends around the world will all be expressing joy and gratitude for Baha’u’llah’s coming.”
Almost a hundred people attended the event, which began with prayers in six languages: Bangla, Navajo, Spanish, Chinese, English and Farsi. Following the dinners, the program continued with readings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh interspersed with music.