Starting at sundown, this festival marks the beginning of the intercalary days for festivities, gift giving, and charitable actions.
The beginning of the nineteenth and final month, meaning “loftiness,” and also of a 19-day fast in preparation for Naw Rúz [see March 21]. Adult believers in good health abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk.
Marking the beginning of the year 176 of the Bahá’í era, and the beginning of the first month of the year, known as Bahá or “splendor.”
The beginning of the second month in the Bahá’í calendar, “Jalál” means “glory.”
The beginning of the third month in the Bahá’í calendar, “Jamál” means “beauty.”
The anniversary of the death of the founder of the Bahá’í faith in Palestine in 1892 C.E. Adherents suspend work on this day.
The conclusion of the Bahá’í festival that commemorates Bahá’u’lláh’s exile in Baghdad leading up to his declaration as the one announced by the Báb in 1863 C.E.
The beginning of the fourth month of the Bahá’í year, ‘Azamat means “grandeur.”
The celebration of the day in 1844 C.E. when he announced his identity as the Gate or herald of the new age in Shiraz, Persia (modern-day Iran).
The beginning of the fifth month of the Bahá’í year, meaning “light.”
The beginning of the sixth month of the Bahá’í year, Rahmat means “mercy.”
Anniversary of the martyrdom of the Báb, the forerunner of Báhá’u’lláh, in Persia in 1850 C.E. The Báb and 20,000 of his followers were killed because of their religious convictions throughout the mid-1800’s. Work is suspended on this day.
The beginning of the seventh month of the Bahá’í year, meaning “words.”
The beginning of the eighth month of the Bahá’í year, meaning “perfection.”