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[Newspaper:] Sahar

[Date:] 16 Aban 1334 [8 November 1955]

[Issue No.:] 22


The Celebration of the Birth of [Prophet] Mohammad in the Haziratu’l-Quds [Baha’i Centre]

On Thursday, 17 Rabi 'al-Awwal [3 November 1955], a celebration was held in the Governorate’s Headquarters for the celebration of the birth of the Prophet Mohammad on behalf of the military governor.

An unprecedented crowd participated in this feast, expressing their feelings for the religious sacred figures, His Majesty the Shah, the military forces and General Bakhtiar.

While this celebration was worthy of notice because of the participation of a huge number of Tehran’s residents, clerics and government officials, it was also a unique occasion because of the place of celebration, which was the Haziratu’l-Quds, the previous gathering centre of the Baha’is, which is now the Military Governorate Headquarters, and [because] some religious talks were presented there.

The crowd was constantly shouting and emphatically chanting slogans, and some people insistently asked for the confirmation of the court execution order against Dr. Yazdi and his execution.