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December 2018

Feast of Honour

31 December

This is the first day of the sixteenth month in the Bahá'í year, called Sharaf (meaning 'honour').  Each year has nineteen months of nineteen days each, with the Intercalary Days falling at the end of February.  On the first day…

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January 2019

Feast of Sovereignty

19th January 2019

This is the first day of the seventeenth month in the Bahá'í year, called Sultan (meaning 'sovereignty'). Each year has nineteen months of nineteen days each, with the Intercalary Days falling at the end of February. On the first day of…

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February 2019

Feast of Dominion

7th February 2019

This is the first day of the eighteenth month in the Bahá'í year, called Mulk (meaning 'dominion').  Each year has nineteen months of nineteen days each, with the Intercalary Days falling at the end of February.  On the first day of…

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Intercalary Days (Ayyam-i-Ha)

26th February 2019 - 1st March 2019

The Ayyam-i-Ha (or Intercalary Days) are a period of time when Bahá'ís focus more than usually on hospitality, charity, giving gifts and preparing for the month of fasting. The Ayyam-i-Ha are of four or five days' duration.  They are the days that fall outside the…

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March 2019

Feast of Loftiness

2nd March 2019

This is the first day of the nineteenth and last month in the Bahá'í year, called 'Ala (meaning 'loftiness').  Each year has nineteen months of nineteen days each, with the Intercalary Days falling at the end of February.  On the first…

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Feast of Splendour

21st March 2019

This is the first day of the first month in the Bahá'í year, called Bahá (meaning 'splendour' or 'glory').  Each year has nineteen months of nineteen days each, with the Intercalary Days falling at the end of February.  On the first day…

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Festival of Naw-Ruz (New Year)

21st March 2019

Naw Rúz is the ancient Persian festival marking the beginning of spring (the spring equinox) and the start of a new year.  For Bahá'ís it is also the day that marks the end of the month of fasting. Naw-Rúz is…

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April 2019

Feast of Glory

9th April 2019

This is the first day of the second month in the Bahá'í year, called Jalal (meaning 'glory').  Each year has nineteen months of nineteen days each, with the Intercalary Days falling at the end of February.  On the first day of every…

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Festival of Ridvan

21st April 2019

The Festival of Ridván (meaning Paradise), April 20–May 1, marks the anniversary of the start of the Bahá’í Faith in 1863. In a garden outside of Baghdad in present-day Iraq, Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, announced that he…

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Feast of Beauty

28th April 2019

This is the first day of the third month in the Bahá'í year, called Bahá (meaning 'splendour' or 'glory').  Each year has nineteen months of nineteen days each, with the Intercalary Days falling at the end of February.  On the first day…

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