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[Newspaper:] Omid-e Iran

[Date:] 13 Aban 1334 [5 November 1955]

[Issue No.:] 22


Celebration of the Birthday of Holy Prophet in the Hazirat’ul-Quds

Last Wednesday, the evening newspapers wrote that the birthday of the Holy Prophet would be celebrated in the Hazirat’ul-Quds, and that the military governor of Tehran had invited the population of Tehran to attend the celebration [the next] evening.

For the first time, such a public invitation by Brigadier General Bakhtiar was [issued] with no need for an invitation card, and the believers who were pleased with this religiously appropriate act rushed towards the former Baha’i Centre.

The 30,000-square-metre garden of the Hazirat’ul-Quds was decorated with all kinds of bright lights, and the officers of the military governorate themselves received the guests on that night...