The Martyrdom of the Báb is a holy day in the Bahai Faith commemorated on July 9 each year. The day marks the execution of the Báb, one of the central figures of the Baha'í Faith, in 1850. Born as Siyyid `Alí-Muhammad in 1819 in Shiraz, Persia, the Báb declared in 1844 that he was a divine messenger who would usher in an era of peace and justice. His teachings attracted a large number of followers but also provoked fierce opposition from religious and political authorities in Persia. July 2024 Festivals, Events and Holidays Calendar: Complete List of Important National and International Days and Dates in July. 

The anniversary of this event is commemorated by members of the Bahai Faith at noon on Rahmat 16 (Sharaf) of the Baháʼí calendar, which usually falls on July 9 or July 10 in the Gregorian calendar. On Martyrdom of the Bab 2024, know the history and significance of the day that marks the execution of the Báb.

Martyrdom of the Bab 2024 Date

Martyrdom of the Bab 2024 is observed on July 9.

Martyrdom of the Bab History

According to historical records, on the morning of July 9, 1850, in Tabriz, a 30-year-old Persian merchant known as the Bab was charged with apostasy and shot by order of the Prime Minister of the Persian Empire. The events surrounding his execution have been the subject of controversy among researchers, and are regarded as miraculous by followers of the Baháʼí Faith, who consider him to be a Manifestation of God.

Martyrdom of the Bab Significance

The Martyrdom of the Báb is a day of remembrance and spiritual renewal for Bahá'ís, reflecting on the profound impact of the Báb's mission and his ultimate sacrifice for the advancement of humanity. On this day, Bahai communities worldwide hold commemorative events, which may include devotional programs, readings from Bahai scriptures, and discussions on the significance of the Bab's life and martyrdom.

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