At the same time as Canada commemorates 150 years since confederation, Bahá’ís across Canada, and across the world, celebrate a significant anniversary in the history of the Bahá’í Faith: the 200th anniversary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Prophet-Founder of the Bahá’í Faith.
Bahá’ís are eagerly anticipating this anniversary on Sunday, October 22. This historic occasion is preceded by the Birth of the Báb, the Prophet-Herald of the Bahá’í Faith on October 21. These successive days are called the Twin Holy Days by Bahá’ís and festivities encompass both days with events spread through the 48-hour period (Bahá’í days begin at sunset, so celebrations may be held from Friday evening through Sunday later afternoon).
Anniversary of the Birth of the Báb
Saturday, 21 October 2107
200th Anniversary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh
Sunday, 22 October 2017
(Doors open at 8:30 am)
Theatre 203, Bldg 355 & Theatre 109, Bldg 356
Vancouver Island University