A Holy Day

Today was the commemoration of the Martyrdom of the Bab, which we observe on the lunar calendar in Israel.

I woke up at 9 am to make a giant breakfast and shared it with some friends in my building.  At 11:30 we caught a cab to the Shrine of the Bab for the program at noon.  Every Holy Day chairs are set up in the courtyard of the pilgrim house, prayers are read, and we circumambulate the Shrine.   It is quite beautiful and peaceful.

After the program was over, 10 of us went up to the Merkaz (top of the mountain, shopping area) to eat lunch.  It was quite delicious.

I spent the rest of the afternoon sleeping on my couch and watching movies.  At around 7 pm I went over to Roya’s, and I got home just a little while ago.

So that is my day, one restful day in middle of a busy week.  People ask me what is new, what is happening in my life.  I’m busy, and that is really all I have to say.  The details are not that important, especially if you’re not me.  🙂  There are the usual things, and I document with pictures and stories and words, some things you see, some you don’t.  There are some exciting things in the works…trips, events, etc.  I think every weekend is already booked from now until November (ok, maybe I exaggerate a little, but still!).

Also, I am still getting used to the idea of being 24.  Hasn’t quite sunk in yet.

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  1. I like your blog very much,especially when you write about Holy Days and events
    in theHoly Land.I,m a Bahaï,living in Brazil.