Baha’is mark the Birth of Baha’u’llah

11 November 2008

SEOUL, South Korea — The Baha’i center in Seoul was the site of a special program – one of thousands around the world – marking the 191st anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, which occurred on 12 November 1817 in Tehran, Iran.

The anniversary is one of nine holy days during the year on which Baha’is suspend work.

Activities were planned in cities, towns, and villages around the globe, including at Baha’i Houses of Worship, at national and local Baha’i centers, at public facilities, and in private homes.

In Seoul, Baha’is treated their guests to dinner, music, readings, and a special presentation for the holy day.

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In Seoul, music, food, and a special presentation were part of the holy day commemoration.

Considered by His followers to be a Manifestation of God in a line of divine teachers that includes Moses, Jesus, Mohammad, Krishna, Buddha and others, Baha’u’llah attracted thousands of followers before His passing in 1892, in Acre in what is now Israel.

Today the Baha’i Faith is established in virtually every country and has about 5 million adherents.