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Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

November 27

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.

27 November 2021 marks 100 years since ‘Abduk’l-Bahá’s passing.  On this day, Bahá’ís around the world will celebrate the life and work of this remarkable man, whose adopted name means “Servant of the Glory”.  For more information on the events planned for the Centenary and accompanying materials, look up your local Bahá’í community or go to the Special Dates page on this website, which is regularly updated.


November 27
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