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 2022 Spring 2023

Fall 2023 Spring 2024


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 20Oct 20

Birth of Baha’u’llah – Baha’i

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

Nov 12Nov 12

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 26Nov 26

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 28Nov 28

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 16Jan 16

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 – Mar 1Feb 26 – Mar 1

Nineteen Day Fast Period – Baha’i

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

Mar 1 – 19Mar 1 – 19
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 20Mar 20

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 21 – May 2April 21 – May 2

Ascension of Baha’u’llah – Baha’i

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

May 29May 29

Martyrdom of the B’ab – Baha’i

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

July 9July 9