Special Days

January

January 19th - World Religion Day
Baha’i sponsored day dedicated to the unity and oneness of all world religions.

February

February 26th through March 1st - Intercalary Days
Baha’i insertion of days into the calendar in order to maintain their solar calendar.

March

February 26th – March 1st - Intercalary Days
Baha’i insertion of days into the calendar in order to maintain their solar calendar.

March 2nd – 20th - Nineteen Day Fast
Baha’i Fast to be observed by adult Baha’is in good health – sunrise to sundown – no food or drink.

March 21st - Naw Ruz (new Years)
Baha’i observance of the vernal equinox symbolizing spiritual growth and renewal.

April

April 21st - First Day of Ridvan
Baha’i commemoration of the twelve day period in 1863 when Baha’u'llah declared that he was God’s messenger for this age. Work is to be suspended on days 1, 9, and 12 of the festival.

April 29th -Ninth Day of Ridvan
Baha’i commemoration of the twelve day period in 1863 when Baha’u'llah declared that he was God’s messenger for this age. Work is to be suspended on days 1, 9, and 12 of the festival.

May

May 2nd - Twelth Day of Ridvan
Baha’i commemoration of the twelve day period in 1863 when Baha’u'llah declared that he was God’s messenger for this age. Work is to be suspended on days 1, 9, and 12 of the festival.

May 23rd - Declaration of the Bab
Baha’i recognition of the declaration in 1844 by Ali Muhammed that he is the anticipated “Coming One” of all religions. Work is suspended.

May 29th - Ascension Of Baha’u’llah 
Baha’i recollection of the death of Baha’u'llah, the founder. Observed by prayers and readings. Work is suspended

June

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July

July 9th - Martyrdom of the Bab
Baha’i – Ali Mohammed was executed in 1850 by Persian political and religious powers. Observed by abstaining from commerce and work.

August

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September

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October

October 20th - Birth of Bab 
Baha’i honoring of the founder of the Babi religion, forerunner to Baha’u'llah and the Baha’i faith.

November

November 12th - Birth of Baha’u’llah
Baha’i celebration of the birth of their founder and teacher. Refrain from work.

November 26th - Day of the Covenant
Baha’i celebration of the covenant given in the last will and testament of Baha’u'llah.

November 28th - Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha
Baha’i celebration of the rising of the spirit of Abdu’l-Baha to the heavenly dwelling.

December

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