Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
On this day, Bahá’ís gather to remember ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of the founder of the Bahá’í Faith. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá carried forward his father’s work, and became well known for helping the poor and needy. He died in Haifa on this day in 1921. He was so well-loved that more than ten thousand people followed his funeral procession. This is one of two Bahá’í Holy Days on which work is not suspended.