Langley’s Baha’i community invites public to celebration

A 200th anniversary of the birth of the faith’s founder is Saturday evening.

The public can spend an evening with the local Baha’i community as it celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of its founder.

The doors open at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21 and the program starts at 7:30 in the Township Civic Facility’s Fraser River Presentation Theatre.

There’s an hour-long faith session with music before the rest of the is devoted to socializing and finger foods.

The Baha’i community in Langley has more than 50 members who meet in homes.

The celebration in Langley is free to attend and is one of many taking place around the world to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the religion and the faith’s prophet.

He was born in 1817 in Tehran, starting the movement in 1844, and today there are more than five million Baha’i around the world.