HomeActivitiesContact UsThe Bahá’í Faith200th Year Celebration

The Baha'i Faith is established in more than 100,000 localities in virtually every country and territory around the world. 
The Baha'i Community of Walnut Creek Celebrated the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 06:00 pm
at the Del Valle Theater, Walnut Creek, CA 94595
The Bahá’í Faith
The website of the Walnut Creek Bahá’í community
Celebrate with Us!

Every year, Bahá’ís all over the world celebrate two special occasions, the Births of Bahá’u’lláh (born 1817) and the Báb (born 1819), the two successive Prophets who are the central Figures in the Bahá’í Faith. The years, 2017 and 2019, are particularly special as each of these years marks a 200th year anniversary of the birth of one of these two revered Figures.

Who were these Two celebrated Figures?

The Báb, whose title means “the Gate,” was born Sayyid `Alí-Muhammad in 1819, in Shiraz, Iran. Though the Bab was a Manifestation or Prophet of God, and the Founder of a great religion, He also perceived Himself to be a forerunner of yet another Messenger Who would soon come after Him. Today, Baha’is recognize this latter Manifestation to be Bahá’u’lláh.

Bahá’u’lláh whose title means the “Glory of God,” was born Mírzá Husayn `Alí of Núr, Iran in 1817. In 1863, nineteen years after the beginning of the Bábi Faith, Bahá’u’lláh publicly declared His Message. He declared Himself as not only the One promised by the Báb, but one who had come to unify all of humanity.

This year, on Saturday, October 21, the Báhá’ís of Walnut Creek will be holding the 200th year anniversary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the first of two major celebrations for these two Figures (2019 will mark the 200th year anniversary of the Birth of the Bab). These Holy Days mark the happiest and most festive time for Bahá’is, and the Baha’i community is delighted to invite our friends, neighbors and acquaintances to come and partake of these celebrations!

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Do I have to pay to attend?
Admission is free!

Can I invite my friends?
Yes, you are encouraged to invite your family members, friends, colleagues and acquaintances. 

Who should register?
Everyone willing to participate should register for this event. Infants, children and junior youth should be registered by parents. This will help the organizing committee for planning of activities and suppliers. 

Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?
All ages are welcome to attend! Children should be accompanied by an adult at all times, as the venue is public.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact the Walnut Creek Baha’i Community via the following email address with thoughts or questions: wcbahais@gmail.com 

Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?
Yes! There is limited seating available. Registration is based on first come first serve.  

Will there be food?
There will be light refreshments, but we encourage you to eat a hearty meal before you come to the event.

Is there a dress code? 
Yes, business casual or your national costume.