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Nouvel An


L’arrivée du printemps est le Nouvel An des Baha’is, Neufchatel

Arc Info Neuchâtel, Lundi 22 mars 2010 - L’arrivée du printemps marque pour la communauté iranienne le début de l’année. Cette fête appelée Naw Ruz est l’occasion de faire connaissance avec une religion encore peu connue, la foi Baha'ie. Cette religion née au 19e siècle en Iran rassemble plus de 6 millions de fidèles dans le monde. Explications de Martine Rossier. (L'actu en vidéo d'une durée de 01'30)

Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel. Baha'is celebrate Naw-Ruz (New Year) on the spring equinox.  (Photo by BWNS, an agency of the Bahá'í International Community) Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel. Baha'is celebrate Naw-Ruz (New Year) on the spring equinox. (Photo by BWNS, an agency of the Bahá'í International Community)Baha'is all over the world are celebrating Spring!

The festival of Naw-Ruz comes at the end of a 19-day fast in which adult Baha'is abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset as a reminder of the need for individuals to be detached from their material desires. Naw-Ruz is the first day of the first of 19 months in the Baha'i calendar, which was initiated by the Bab, the Forerunner of the Faith's Prophet-Founder, Baha'u'llah, who later confirmed it.

(Arc Info Neuchâtel, CH - L'actu en vidéo)

 

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