Delaware Baha'is Celebrate Birth of Baha'u'llah

November 12, 2005

Source: The News Journal

On November 12, 2005 The News Journal reported, "Aura Draper's hands caressed the folk dresses, some decorated with bright fabrics and beads, each representing a singular world culture. Each one stood for the different races and ethnicities of people that the Baha'i faith, which she follows, embraces. That philosophy of unity is part of the religious inheritance that came from a man known to Draper, a Delaware resident, and other followers of the Baha'i faith as the Prophet Baha'u'llah, who lived from 1819 to 1850 in Draper's native Iran. On Friday, Baha'is, as the faith's followers are called, gathered around the world -- and even in tiny Delaware -- to mark the day of the Prophet Baha'u'llah's birth. 'This is the holiest day of our faith,' said Draper a few hours before the Delaware celebration began at the Brandywine Town Center Friday evening."