On December 16, 2018, Rumi Forum held a poetry reading in honor of the anniversary of Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi’s death in 1273.

As you may or may not know, December 17 is the anniversary of the death of Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi, who died in 1273 in Konya, Turkey.

This night is remembered as his URS – or Wedding Night – because Rumi believed that upon his death he would be united with his Beloved (God).

The day was originally observed according to the lunar calendar, but today it is remembered according to the solar calendar – or on December 17 annually.

The Urs of Rumi is celebrated by whirling, reciting his poetry, prayer and chanting or in other ways. In Konya, Turkey, many people from around the world and from many different faith traditions (Christian, Hindu and others as well as Muslims) converge and celebrate Rumi’s Urs, and his life, and the joy of life and love with the Divine.

This year we will join with One Circle (Stream and Tania) in Silver Spring for an inviting special event and a rewarding experience.We hope you can join us, too.