Originally posted here: http://www.nibahai.org:80/blogs/adrian-mckee/being-bahai-cowboy-state-10142
Though this radio broadcast is not focused on the Northern Illinois Area, it discusses Baha'i Celebrations and Holy Days (since Tuesday February 26 starts our Festival of Ayyám-i-Há). I thought I would add the link to this broadcast from Wyoming Public Radio entitled "Being Bahá'í in the Cowboy State".
Most Wyomingites have long since taken down their Christmas trees and wrapped up their winter holidays… But for people who practice the Bahá'í faith, the Festival of Ayyám-i-Há – where families get together and exchange small gifts, is right around the corner.
The Bahá'í religion is a relatively young one. Founded in Persia in the mid-1800s, it follows the teachings of two prophets – The Báb, and Bahá'u'lláh. They taught about the oneness of God and of religion, and that God continues to reveal truths to humanity throughout time.
Dru Hanich is on the Regional Bahá'í Council for the Northern Plains States. From her home in Cody, Hanich tells Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez that the Bahá'í faith isn’t that different from more common religions… In fact, it includes elements of many of them.