On the evening of May 22, Baha’is throughout the world commemorated the Declaration of the Báb, which took place in the Persian city of Shiraz in 1844. The Báb announced there that His mission was to alert the people to the imminent advent of Him Whom God shall make manifest, namely, Baha’u’llah, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith. The observance took place about two hours after sunset. To mark the Holy Day, Baha’is abstain from work on 23 May. (Photo: The Shrine of the Báb, Haifa, Israel.)