The Baha'i community of Ballarat celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Prophet Founder Baha’u’llah with a children’s festival on Saturday.
The free event included storytelling, face painting, arts and crafts, and a jumping castle at the YMCA Community Hub in Delacombe.
Event co-organsier Kamelia Khosh said the bicentenary was a “momentous occasion” for Baha’is.
“These celebrations are taking place all over the world and this is the Ballarat community’s way of celebrating and making the kids feel part of it,” she said.
“The theme for all these activities is ‘the light of unity’, and that comes from one of the quotes of Baha’u’llah.
“The message we’re trying to get across is to bring together people from across various religious, cultural, economical and social backgrounds and find ways we can all work together to have a positive impact on society.”
The Baha'i community runs children’s classes at the community hub on Saturdays, with key focuses on empowerment and giving back to the community.