2017 marked the bicentennial anniversary of the birth of the Founder of the Baha'i Faith, Baha'u'llah (trans. Glory of God) 1817-2017. During mid- to late-October 2017 Baha'is celebrated a number of activities and events to which the general public was invited. Information on these activities will periodically be shown below, as well as acknowledgements from various national and world leaders. Public tributes can be seen at https://sites.google.com/bahai.us/bahaullahpublictributes/home
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The entrance to the Shrine of Baha'u'llah in the Bahji Gardens just outside of Acre (Akko) Israel. The Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh, located in Bahjí near Acre, Israel, is the most holy place for Bahá'ís and represents their Qiblih, or direction of prayer. It contains the remains of Bahá'u'lláh and is near the spot where he died in the Mansion of Bahjí, which is partially pictured to the left. The shrine and its surrounding gardens, as well as the Mansion of Bahjí, was inscribed on the World Heritage List in July 2008.
In celebration of the Bicentenary of the Birth of Baha'u'llah,
President Jimmy Carter sent the following letter to our National Baha'i Community.