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West Hartford Baha’is To Hold Commemoration of 200th Anniversary of Birth of Baha’u’llah

Baha'i Shrine on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel, the World Center of the religion. Submitted photo

As part of a global observance, West Hartford Baha’is will commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Birth of Baha’u’llah on Oct. 28.


More than 100 people are expected to gather to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Founder of the Baha’i Faith, an event that will be celebrated around the world by the more than five million Baha’is.

The celebration will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Pond House Café, 1555 Asylum Ave. Lunch will be served.

The program will feature music, displays that illustrate both the life and Person of Baha’u’llah, and many stories of how Baha’is are building communities in their neighborhoods.

There will also be a special multi-media presentation that has been created by the Baha’i International Community specifically for this august occasion. A few Baha’i prayers will also be shared.

The Baha’i Community of West Hartford will be joined by their friends and neighbors. Local officials have also been invited.

The Prophet-Founder of the Baha’i Faith was a 19th century Persian nobleman known as Baha’u’llah, which means “The Glory of God” in Arabic. He taught that there is only one God, that all religions have been progressively revealed by God, and that now is the time for the human race to recognize its essential unity to establish an age of peace, equality, and prosperity.

“The 200th anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah is an extremely significant event for Baha’is around the world, and the West Hartford Baha’i Community will joyfully celebrate, gathering also with friends and neighbors,” said Remz Pokorny, a spokesperson for the West Hartford Baha’is.

Numerous government officials around the world have already acknowledged the anniversary. Prime Ministers in both Australia and New Zealand have penned messages to their Baha’i communities. In other countries, members of parliament and other legislators have expressed their support for this commemoration, taking note of the Baha’i community’s commitment to interfaith coexistence and harmony.

Space is limited. Please contact Remz Pokorny at [email protected] for further details.

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