Bahai News - Holidays
Source: The Providence Journal
Publication date: 2000-11-11
Arrival time: 2000-11-14
For members of the Sikh religion, today is GURU NANAK'S BIRTHDAY.
By common tradition, the date is observed on the full moon in the
month of Kartik, although the guru's biographers say he was actually
born on April 15, 1469. Guru Nanak Dev was the founder of Sikhism.
Starting at sundown tonight, members of the Baha'i faith celebrate
the BIRTH OF BAHA'U'LLAH, their prophet founder. Born into a wealthy
and noble family, he and others in his family were imprisoned and
lost all their possessions after he announced his new religion in
Teheran, Persia, in 1817.
Tomorrow, Muslims celebrate LALLAT AL-BARA'AH, or NIGHT OF
REPENTANCE. According to Muslim tradition, this is the night God
approaches the earth to call humans and to grant forgiveness of sins.
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