Baha'is in St. Petersburg and around the World Celebrate Holiday and Opening of Spiritual Center

May 27, 2001

Source: St. Petersburg Times

On May 27, 2001, the St. Petersburg Times reported that "in St. Petersburg, close to 100 believers gathered at the local [Baha'i] celebrate one of their faith's holiest days - the Declaration of the Bab, the Iranian merchant who foretold the coming of Bahaullah, the religion's founder..The celebration paying homage to the Bab held particular significance this year. It was the day that 3,500 Bahais, 19 from each country, and guests representing many of the world's faiths gathered to celebrate the completion and dedication of the formal gardens at the Bahai World Center in Haifa, Israel."