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  • Independence, 17th of Speech, 173 Badí

  • Istiqlál, 17th of Qawl, 173 Badí

  • یوم الاستقلال، ۱۷ شهر القول، ۱۷۳ بدیع

  • جمعه، ۱۹ آذر، ۱۳۹۵

  • Friday, 9th of December, 2016

Calendar types:    Persian . Islamic . Gregorian

Bahai Calendar Holy Days & Events in December

December 3, 1982

Death of Paul Haney, Hand of the Cause of God in Haifa, Israel

Paul Edmond Haney (August 20, 1909 - December 3, 1982) was a Custodian and Hand of the Cause of God in the Baha'i Faith. He was appointed by Shoghi Effendi as a Hand of the Cause of God on March 19, 1954 while serving as chairman of the National Spiritual Assembly of the United States.

December 5, 1913

Abdu'l-Bahas return to the Holy Land from Europe and North America

Abdu'l-Baha sails for England, visits Liverpool, London, Bristol and Edinburgh. He visits Paris, Stuttgart, Budapest and Vienna

December 9, 1909

Birth of Mrs. Gertrude Blum, Knight of Baha'u'llah named for pioneering to the Solomon Islands

Mrs. Blum's services to the community and the Baha'i Faith were recognized when she was awarded the Member of the British Empire (MBE) medal by Elizabeth II, Queen of England, in 1989. She was a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Australia and New Zealand, the first Regional Spiritual Assembly of the South Pacific, and the first National Assembly of the South West Pacific Ocean.

December 10, 1898

Arrival of the first group of Western pilgrims in Akka

December 10, 1922

Formation of the first Local Spiritual Assembly in Canada in Montreal

December 10, 1964

Death of Alyce Janssen, Knight of Baha'u'llah named for pioneering to Spanish Morocco

December 12, 1844

The Bab, accompanied by His foremost disciple Quddus

The Bab and Quddus undertakes a pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina where He performs His first public declaration of His divine mission.

December 12, 1863

Arrival of Bahau'llah in Adrianople

Arrival in Adrianople [the Land of Mystery] after a bitterly cold 12 day journey. Here, Baha'u'llah publicly announces His mission, both to His followers and to the world in letters to the Kings, rulers, religious leaders and mankind in general including elected officials

December 15, 1946

Completion of plans for erection of arcade of the Shrine of the Bab

December 16, 1950

Mazraih leased from Israeli authorities

December 19, 1920

Commencement of the construction of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkar in Wilmette, Illinois

December 25, 1939

Remains of Abdu'l-Baha's Mother and Brother (The Purest Branch) interred together on Mt. Carmel

December 29, 1921

Shoghi Effendi arrives in Haifa, accompanied by Lady Blomfeld and Rouhangeze

December 29, 1979

Death of Rahmatu'llah Muhajir, Hand of the Cause of God and Knight of Baha'u'llah

Rahmatu'llah Muhajir (1923-1979) was a prominent fourth generation Baha'i, born on 4 April 1923 in the town of 'Abdu'l-'Azim, Iran. He was named as Knights of Baha'u'llah by Shoghi Effendi in March, 1954. Dr Muhajir was elected as a member of the Regional Spiritual Assembly in 1957, and in October of that year he was appointed a Hand of the Cause of God by Shoghi Effendi. He died in Ecuador in 1979.

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