The Bahá'í community of Vitebsk is one of the first and most active communities in Belarus.
The first Bahá'ís declared in Vitebsk in 1993. In 1994 the number of them reached 10 people which became possible to elect the Local Spiritual Assembly for the first time in Vitebsk. In 1996 an official registration of Vitebsk Bahá'í Community was carried out by the Regional Executive Committee.
At present, the community holds the following activities:
It became a tradition within the Vitebsk community that celebration of Naw-Ruz is really a great and attractive feast. During several years, the Community has been inviting both residents of Vitebsk and friends from other cities and even countries for the feast! It is well-remembered the bright moments of Naw-Ruz feasts held in restaurants “Lyamus” and “Golden Dragon”, in the English Cultural Center which programme included multimedia, multi-cultural dances, songs, parables, games, quizzes, etc. Some official representatives paid a visit to our feasts, for instance, from the City and District Executive Committees, as well as the Head of the Philosophy Department of the Vitebsk State University who wrote two scientific articles about Bahá'í Faith and published them in the Belarusian scientific collections of articles.
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