Baha'i Holy Days

Symbols via Noun Project

Zoroastrian & Pagan – Pierre TORET
Jain – André Luiz Gollo
Islam – anbileru adaleru
Christian – Nick Kinling
Buddhist – Rene Ramsey-Passmore

 HolidayFall 2023 Spring 2024

Fall 2024 Spring 2025


Birth of the Bab – Baha’i

Begins at sundown. Baha’i honoring of the founder of the Babi religion, forerunner to Baha’u’llah and the Baha’i faith.

Oct 16, 2023Nov 2, 2024

Birth of Baha’u’llah – Baha’i

Baha’i celebration of the birth of their founder and teacher. Refrain from work. Begins at sundown.

Oct 17, 2023Nov 3, 2024

Day of the Covenant – Baha’i

Baha’i day of celebration of the covenant given in the last will and testament of Baha’u’llah.

Nov 26, 2023Nov 25, 2024

Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha – Baha’i

Baha’i celebration of the rising of the spirit of Abdu’l-Baha to the heavenly dwelling.

Nov 28, 2023Nov 27, 2024

World Religion Day – Baha’i

In 1950, this day was founded by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States to address the need for religious unity.

Jan 21, 2024Jan 19, 2025

Ayyam-i-Ha – Baha’i

This period adjusts the Baha’i year to the solar calendar. It leads to the 19 day fast; each day of Ayyam-i-Ha is marked by a different virtue like hospitality, gift giving or charity.

Feb 26-29, 2024Feb 25-28, 2025

Nineteen Day Fasting Period – Baha’i

A fast to be observed by adult Baha’is in good health from sunrise to sundown.

Mar 1-19, 2024Mar 1-19, 2025
baha'iNaw-Ruz – Baha’i
Nowruz – ZoroastrianThe day of the vernal equinox, which marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. It is celebrated as the beginning of New Year in Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, and by various ethno-linguistic groups across the world
Mar 20, 2024Mar 20, 2025

Ridvan – Baha’i

Commemorates the declaration of Baha’u’llah to his followers in 1863. Work is suspended for the 1st, 9th and 12th day.

April 20-May 1, 2024April 20-May 1, 2025

Ascension of Baha’u’llah – Baha’i

A commemoration of the death of Baha’u’llah.

May 28, 2024May 28, 2025

Martyrdom of the B’ab – Baha’i

Anniversary of the martyrdom of the B’ab, the forerunner of Baha’u’llah, in 1850.

July 9, 2024July 9, 2025