Twin Holy Day celebrations in Decatur

The Decatur Bahá’í community invites our friends and neighbors to join us for the celebration of the births of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh, the Forerunner and Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, respectively.

The Báb and Bahá’u’lláh were born in 1817 and 1819 in what is now Iran. According to the Muslim calendar, their birthdays were on consecutive days, and Bahá’ís all over the world now celebrate these two days together as the “twin holy days.”

Learn more about the Báb, Bahá’u’lláh, and these special holy days here.

Calling all artists!

This year, our Holy Day celebration is inspired by the following quote from the writings of Bahá’u’lláh:

The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.


We’re inviting artists—including but not limited to visual artists, poets, and musicians—to share art inspired by this quote or by the lives of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh. If you’re moved to share a piece of art, please let us know using our contact form.

Events & Activities

Our celebrations this year will include a combination of virtual events via Zoom and asynchronous activities that households can enjoy at their own pace. Please RSVP here to receive the Zoom link and additional information prior to the events.

Celebration of
the Birth of the Báb
Sat., Oct. 17
7:00 – 7:45 PM
Virtual event

Celebration of
the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh
Sun., Oct. 18
7:00 – 7:45 PM
Virtual event

Scavenger Hunt — Sun., Oct. 18
Look to your surroundings to find examples inspired by our prompts, which will be related to the lives and teachings of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh.
This activity can be enjoyed at any time during the day.

Serving Others

With great love, we are collecting socks, scarves, knit hats, and gloves for our friends and neighbors served by the Decatur Cooperative Ministry. This effort is coinciding with worldwide celebrations starting on October 17th of the Birth of the Bab and Bahá’u’lláh, and will continue through October 31.

We request that all contributions be in excellent condition or new. Please contact us for drop-off instructions if you’d like to contribute.