In Europe and Canada, Baha'is commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Faith
In Paris, hundreds of Bahá’ís from dozens of countries gathered under the Eiffel Tower to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Bahá’í Faith in continental Europe. The three-day celebration, held 27-29 November 1998, included an opening ceremony that drew more than 2,000 people – of whom more than 600 were from outside France – representing more than 50 countries. The Bahá’í communities of the United Kingdom and Canada are also celebrating the centenaries of their founding this year. The celebration in the UK included a concert tour by “One World Rhythm,” a distinctively diverse choir composed of UK citizens from many lands. In Canada, the commemoration was marked by a gathering of some 1,200 in Montreal, a film production and publicity about the publication of a book on the community’s history.