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Martyrdom of the Báb

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Shrine of Báb

“It can, moreover, be regarded in no other light except as the most dramatic, the most tragic event transpiring within the entire range of the first Bahá’í century. Indeed it can be rightly acclaimed as unparalleled in the annals of the lives of all the Founders of the world’s existing religious systems.” 
- Shoghi Effendi

Commemorate the day with a pot luck picnic at the King Salmon shelter at Lena Beach

This is a Holy Day when Bahá’ís should suspend work if possible

Observed at about 1:00 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time

Lena Beach Recreation Area

Lena Beach Recreation Area

17050 State Hwy 7, Juneau, AK 99801

This picnic area is on the beach at the head of Lena Cove. It is a prime location for viewing sunsets. There are 7 picnic sites with picnic tables, 5 of which have shelters, and 3 vault toilets. The facilities and trails meet accessibility standards. The King Salmon shelter is available for reservation (maximum 4 hours; 907-586-8800), and there is no fee at this point. The area is a 15.5 mile drive from downtown Juneau.