September 19, 2017

posted Sep 7, 2017, 2:31 PM by Irina Rahimi   [ updated Sep 7, 2017, 6:23 PM ]

Bahá’ís of Fort Wayne to Plant Trees in Preparation

of Bicentennial Celebration

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – 10:00 AM

Bloomingdale Park (near blue Bicentennial bench)

The local Bahá’í community of Fort Wayne are preparing to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, on October 22, 2017. This will be a global, grassroots celebration with communities creating events large and small; many reflecting the diversity of nearly six million followers around the world.


Leading up to the local event, plans are underway to include a memorial planting on September 19, 2017 in honor of the year of Bahá’u’lláh’s birth.


Two trees will be planted, one this year and another, identical tree, will be planted in September 2019 to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of the Báb. Bahá'u'lláh’s coming was heralded by the Báb (1819-1850), meaning “the Gate.” The Báb declared His Divine Mission in 1844, which is considered the beginning of the Bahá’í Era--a new cycle of human history and social evolution.

Plant Trees in Preparation of Bicentennial Celebration