Dear Editor – Solomon Islands’ Baha’is Celebrate Naw-Ruz, the New Year, B.E. 174, Monday, 20 March 2017.
The Honiara Baha’i community’s programme begins at the Baha’i Centre at 9:00am.
Monday is a Baha’i Holy Day on which work is to be suspended.
The Baha’iEra, B.E. 174 is coincidental with the Gregorian calendar 21 March 2017.
The New Year is, preceded by 19 days of materialand spiritual fasting that began 1 March 2017 and ends 20 March 2017, covering a period of 19 days.
Youth under the age of 15 and seniors above 70 years old and pregnant women are exempt from fasting.
During the fast individuals are, requested, to meditate on their development of spiritual qualities, excellent moral and ethical behavior.
They are to enhance their own personal character through service to one’s community.
To develop those intangible spiritual values, goals and attitude that serveto transition into the collective healthy growth and development of one’s family, neighbors, and the community where one resides.
That process becomes the root to the tree of life, with its branches and fruit that nourishes the social and positive economical development of the nation.
Baha’i Department of Communications