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Baha'is Celebrate the Birth of Baha'u'llah

On Nov. 12, Baha’is around the globe will celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i Faith. Gatherings are held in thousands of localities. Baha’is invite their friends and the public to join them in offering prayers and celebrating with special programs, artistic performances, and refreshments.

The date is one of nine holy days during the year when Baha’is suspend work. Baha’u’llah was born in 1817 into a noble family in Tehran, the capital of Persia. In 1853, He was exiled from His native land to Baghdad, where in 1863 He announced that He was the bearer of a new revelation from God that would bring unity to the peoples of the world. He was later exiled to Acre, in Acre, in present-day Israel, where He passed away in 1892.
On St. Thomas, the celebration will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, at the Bahai National Center at 129 Estate Contant.
For more information on the Bahá’í Faith and local activities including study circles, devotional meetings and children’s classes, call 776-7024 or visit the Web site www.bahaivi.org.

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