Baha'i Holy Days
|Holiday||Fall 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 20||Oct 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 12||Nov 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 26||Nov 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 28||Nov 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 16||Jan 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 1||Feb 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 – 19||Mar 1 – 19|
|Naw-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||Mar 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 2||April 21 – May 2|
Ascension of Baha’u’llah – Baha’i
A commemoration of the death of Baha’u’llah.
|May 29||May 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 9||July 9|