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October 2020

Birth of the Báb

18th October 2020

  The Báb was the forerunner of Bahá’u’lláh, prophet founder of the Bahá’í Faith.  He was born in Shiraz on this day in 1819. This year, 2019, marks the 200th anniversary of the Báb's birth.  Watch out for celebrations organised…

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Birth of Bahá’u’lláh

19th October 2020

Bahá’u’lláh was the prophet founder of the Bahá’í Faith.  He was born in Teheran on this day in 1817.  This day and the previous day, which is the anniversary of the birth of the Báb, are celebrated by Bahá'ís as a special Twin…

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November 2020

Day of the Covenant

25th November 2020

The Day of the Covenant is a commemoration of Bahá'u'lláh's appointment of his eldest son, 'Abdu'l-Bahá, as his successor.  'Abdu'l-Bahá played an important role in guiding the Bahá'í community until his death in 1921.  This is one of two Bahá'í…

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Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

27th November 2020

On this day, Bahá'ís gather to remember 'Abdu'l-Bahá, the son of the founder of the Bahá'í Faith.  'Abdu'l-Bahá carried forward his father's work, and became well known for helping the poor and needy.  He died in Haifa on this day…

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March 2021

Festival of Naw-Ruz (New Year)

20 March

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 2021

Festival of Ridvan

20 April

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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Ninth day of Ridvan

28 April

This is the ninth day of the Festival of Ridván (meaning Paradise), April 20–May 1, and is one of the nine Holy Days on which Bahá'ís do not attend work or school.

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May 2021

Twelfth day of Ridvan

1 May

This is the twelfth and final day of the Festival of Ridván (meaning Paradise), April 20–May 1, and is one of the nine Holy Days on which Bahá'ís do not attend work or school.

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