Calendar / Holy Days

Information of The Baha´i Faith´s Calendar, Holy Days and how we observe and celebrate.

Bahá'í Holy Days star
Brief description of the 11 holy days commemorated by Bahá'ís

Bahá'í New Year - Naw-Rúz star
Naw-Rúz, literally New Day, is Bahá'í New Year. It occurs on the first day of Spring and follows the month of fasting.

Bahá'í Ridván Festival star
The Ridván Festival is a twelve day celebration of the beginning of the Bahá'í Faith,observed from sunset April 20 through sunset May 2. It is also the time of year when local and National Spiritual Assemblies are elected all over the world.

Birth of the Báb star
One of the three central Figures of the Bahá'í Faith, The Báb announced the coming of Bahá'u'lláh, Prophet/Founder.

Fasting and Sacrifice star
The concept of sacrifice to show piety and reverence is a common thread in religion, including the Bahá'í Faith, but what happens when age or infirmity prevents engaging in that bounty?

Holy Day - The Declaration of the Báb star
This holy day marks the beginning of the Bahá'í Calendar, with the declaration of mission of the forerunner of Bahá'u'lláh, Prophet-Founder of the Bahá'í Faith.

Is Ayyám-i-Há Bahá'í Christmas? star
So what exactly is Ayyám-i-Há, and how is it different from Christmas?

Martyrdom of the Bab star
The Báb, Forerunner of Bahá'u'lláh, was executed on July 9, 1850, in what is considered by Bahá'ís to be a martyrdom because the only crime of which He was accused was heresy.

November Bahá'í Holy Days star
November is a month crowded with Bahá'í community activities. Here is a brief summary.

The Bahá'í Calendar star
A brief description of the Bahá'í (Badí) calendar. Naw-Rúz, New Year, and Ayyám-i-Há are discussed.

Updated Bahá'í Calendar Unifies East and West star
The Bahá'í world community has a unified calendar for the first time in its history! Eastern and western believers utilized separate lunar or Gregorian dates until 2015.

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