HAIFA, Israel — On 20 October, Baha'is of the world celebrate the Birth of the Bab, the first of the two divine teachers central to the founding of the Baha'i Faith. "Bab," which means "gate" in Arabic, is the title assumed by Siyyid 'Ali-Muhammad, born on 20 October 1819 in Shiraz, Iran, then called Persia. [...]
On March 21, Baha'is around the world will mark Naw-Ruz - their new year - a date that this year coincides with the 100th anniversary of the interment of the remains of the Bab on Mount Carmel.
In October, Baha’is around the world celebrate the Birth of the Bab. The Bab (Whose name means "The Gate") prepared the way for Baha’u’llah, the Founder of the Baha'i Faith.