On March 18, 1999, The Seattle Times reported on the
celebration set for the Persian New Year, or No-Ruz, on Saturday,
March 20th in Seattle. The Zoroastrian calendar that the Persians use
is in conjunction with the Islamic calendar, so it is about to be the
year 1378. No-Ruz is celebrated by all Persians, regardless of
religion, and takes place every year on the vernal equinox. The main
celebration in Seattle will take place at Seattle University's
Campion Tower Ballroom, with 600-700 people expected.
The St. Petersburg Times reported that the Interfaith
Council and Baha'is of Citrus County, Florida are sponsoring a World
Religion Day program on January 17, 1999. World Religion Day was
begun in 1950 by the national administrative body of the Baha'i
faith, the Spiritual Assembly, in the United States in order to
promote religious unity. The subject for this year's event, which
will include speakers representing Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism,
and Baha'i faiths, is "Life After Death."
On March 21, 1998, the Anchorage Daily News reported that "The faces in the room varied. Native, black, white, Hispanic and Middle Eastern Baha'is gathered last month to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of the Anchorage Spiritual Assembly of Baha'is."