Parade Through Capital City Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Arrival of Baha'i Faith

March 15, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

On March 15, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Hundreds of Baha'is paraded through the streets of this capital city [Nuku'alofa] as they celebrated the golden anniversary of the Baha'i Faith in Tonga. Escorted by the local police band, more than 400 Baha'is set off from the newly renovated national Baha'i center for their destination, the royal palace of Tonga. They wore traditional Tongan woven clothing and carried flags and banners proclaiming such principles of the Baha'i Faith as the oneness of religion and the unity of mankind. At the palace, the Crown Prince Tupouto'a, the first son of King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, welcomed the parade."