Friday, February 27, 2009

Israel's Bahai Gardens to Celebrate World Heritage Recognition

In Haifa, the city were I was born, the Bahai religion have established a shrine which has recently been acknowledged by Unesco as a world heritage location:

Baha'i gardens named world heritage site

Baha'i, Haifa and Israel will celebrate this occasion during March: (auto translated)
Baha'i Celebrate - Haifa city engineer says gardens are Haifa's world renown landmark

The Bahai are a small religion who have branched from Shia in Iran more than a 100 years ago. Many have found refuge from persecution in Israel and have built their beautiful gardens on the slopes of mount Carmel in Haifa.

More at Wikipedia:
Bahá'í Faith

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