Bahá’í Calendar

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* Day endangered species Day endangered species

Day endangered species became internationally protected (1975); day to celebrate all the world's creatures.

* Stop proliferation of nuclear Stop proliferation of nuclear

Day the world's nations committed to stop proliferation of nuclear weapons (1968); vigil to protest the production and use of all nuclear weapons world-wide.

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* Day of discriminationDay of discrimination

Day discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, gender, and religion was prohibited in public accommodations, employment, and education

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* Death day of the BabDeath day of the Bab

Death day of the Bab, Siyyid 'Ali-Muhammad (1850).

* The Martyrdom of the BabThe Martyrdom of the Bab

On July 9, Bahais commemorate the date on which the Bab was executed in 1850 by a 750-man firing squad in Tabriz, Persia (Iran), Execution of the Bab in Tabriz and the exposure of His mangled body on the edge of the moat outside the city.Attempted execution of the Bab in Tabriz by a firing squad of 750 soldiers in front of 20,000 witnesses fails. The Bab vanishes in the smoke and is found later completing His final instructions to His amanuensis. The leader of the first firing squad refuses to try again. A second attempt is made using a new leader at noon, this time successfully. A gale force wind, earthquake, cholera and famine immediately follow. One third of the firing squad later die in an earthquake, the remainder are executed for mutiny. The bodies of the Bab and Anis are retrieved as directed by Bahau'llah and ultimately interred at the Shrine of the Bab on the slope of Mt. Carmel, Israel

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* Baha'i Rights DayBaha'i Rights Day

Baha'i Rights Day--Vigil for the end of persecution of Baha'is in Iran. In Iran, Baha'is are prohibited from practicing or teaching their religion, are arbitrarily arrested and detained for long periods, are excluded from universities, and have their property confiscated.

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* Vigil for peaceVigil for peace

Vigil for peace, democratic government, freedom of religion, and respect for the human rights of all in Egypt. [The unrest that grew out of the "Arab Spring" resulted in the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. The Islamist Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi was democratically elected president in 2012. Protests against Morsi's authoritarianism led to a 2013 military coup, and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was elected president in 2014. Mubarak and Morsi supporters have been prosecuted and many have been executed.

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