The Martyrdom of the Báb, the forerunner of the Baha’i Faith, took place on July 9, 1850 at noon. An event with no parallel in history save the crucifixion of Jesus, it is commemorated as a solemn Holy Day by Bahá’ís around the world.
The holy day commemorates the anniversary of the execution of the Bab, the herald of the Baha’i Faith, by a firing squad on July 9, 1850, in Tabriz, Persia. It is one of the nine holy days of the year when work, for Baha’is, is suspended. There are no prescribed activities for this solemn day, but usually Baha’is will gather to read from the writings and say prayers at noon (the time of the execution).
Arlington Baha’is will commemorate the Martyrdom of the Báb on at 1 pm on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014, at the the Woman’s Club of Arlington (700 S Buchanan St, Arlington, VA 22204) with a devotional program and light refreshments.
All are invited to the commemoration. In order to ensure a solemn atmosphere for the devotional program, please arrive by 12:45 pm.