bahá’í history & holidays

Lessons on Bahá’í history and Bahá’í holidays.

ayyám-i-há

Ayyám-i-Há (The “Days of Há”, also known as the Intercalary Days) is a festival celebrated between the 18th and 19th months of the Bahá’í calendar, from February 26 to March 1 of every year. During Ayyám-i-Há, Bahá’ís show hospitality and … Continue reading

'abdu'l-bahá

‘Abdu’l-Bahá is a very special person: He is the Centre of Bahá’u'lláh’s Covenant, the unerring Interpreter of His Writings, and the Perfect Exemplar of His Teachings. Continue reading

family (9th day of ridván)

Baha’u'lláh teaches us to honour our parents and show forth kindliness and charity towards them. Families are stronger when they are united. Continue reading

naw-ruz

Naw-rúz is a celebration of the Bahá’í New Year. Naw-rúz is the end of the month of fasting and the first day of the month of Bahá (Splendour). Continue reading

ridván, the king of festivals

The Festival of Ridván is one of the most important festivals for Bahá’ís; it celebrates Bahá’u'lláh’s declaration to be the Manifestation of God for this age. Continue reading

the universal house of justice

The Universal House of Justice was formed after the passing of Shoghi Effendi to protect and to serve as the head of the Bahá’í Faith. Continue reading

the guardian, shoghi effendi

Shoghi Effendi was the grandson of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, who appointed him as the Guardian of the Baha’i Faith in His Will and Testament. Continue reading

the twin holy birthdays

The Twin Holy Birthdays refer to the Birthdays of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh, Who are known as the “Twin Manifestations of God”. This important festival celebrates the birth of not one, but two Manifestations of God sent to usher in … Continue reading

the day of the covenant

‘Abdu’l-Bahá wanted Bahá’ís around the world to learn about Bahá’u’lláh’s Covenant, so He chose a day for us to reflect and learn about it: the Day of the Covenant. On this day, we give thanks and praise to God for the … Continue reading

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