Birth of Bahá'u'lláh

Approach to the Shrine of Baha'u'llah: On 12 November, Baha'is throughout the world observe a Holy Day celebrating the birth of Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the Baha'i Faith. Baha'u'llah was born Husayn Ali at dawn on 12 November 1817 in Tehran, Persia. His sacred remains are buried near where He passed away in 1892 at Bahji, near Acre in Israel. Baha'is commemorate His Birth by abstaining from work and holding joyous meetings open to all. There are no prescribed rituals but gatherings usually involve prayers, devotional readings, music and fellowship.