Bicentennial of the Founder of the Bahá'í Faith celebrated in Portimão

Celebration is "open to all"

The Bahá'í community of Portimão will celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of the Báb, founder of this religion, on October 28, next Monday, at the Bahá'í Center of this city in the western Algarve.

On that day, the doors of the center will be open "to everyone" from 16:30 pm. At 19:30 pm, the film “Dawn of Light” will be screened, recently released by the World Center of the Bahá'í Faith.

According to Margarida Águas, secretary of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Portimão, this ceremony is intended to celebrate the birth of the Báb, who founded the babí faith “at a time when Iran was suffering from a profound crisis of values” and that was executed by the Iranian authorities at the time, as well as many of the early followers of this religion.

Today, the religion has centers "in about a hundred thousand locations around the world", in which "millions of people will celebrate a historic date."

“Participants can expect an atmosphere of great spirituality and friendship at this celebration, whose central theme is service to humanity,” promises the Bahá'í community of Portimão.