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Martyrdom of the Báb
9 July @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Báb was the forerunner of Bahá’u’lláh, prophet founder of the Bahá’í Faith. He was born in Shiraz in 1819. He and his followers were persecuted for their beliefs and teachings, and the Báb was put to death by firing squad in the town square of Tabriz at noon on 9 July 1850.
This is one of Holy Days for which Bahá’ís take time off from school and work. They often gather at midday to mark the occasion with solemn prayers and devotions.
Ideas for ways to explore the life of the Báb with KS2 and KS3 can be found on our Bicentenary page and also under the relevant Classroom Materials.