Bendigo's Baha'i community is coming together to celebrate a special moment in the faith's history.
The Bicentenary of the Birth of Bab - one of the major prophets of the religion - will be commemorated with an event at the La Trobe Art Institute on Tuesday night.
"Every Baha'i community in Australia and around the globe will be celebrating," secretary of the local Baha'i Council Arvid Yaganegi said.
"We will be having some readings of a devotional nature and also some artistic expressions - so monologue drama and a few musical pieces."
The Baha'i faith started about 170 years ago in what was then known as Persia. The prophet Bab is recognised in the religion as a messenger who ushered in a new age of peace and justice.
"The Baha'i faith is a global faith," Mr Yaganegi said. "We have communities in every country and territory in the world."
Mr Yaganegi said there were about 15 families in Bendigo of the Baha'i faith who would be participating in the bicentenary celebrations.
There would also be people from other parts of central Victoria who will be making the trip to Bendigo for the event.
"The Baha'i faith is very much an outward-looking community that wants to engage with the wider Australian community," Mr Yaganegi said.
"Every activity we do is to engage and invite the wider community.
"The majority of attendees will be people who do not identify as the Baha'i faith who will come to observe and support."
The special commemoration will be on Tuesday from 6.15pm at the La Trobe Art Institute on View Street.
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