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Celestial Celebrations: A Guide to Bahá'í Holy Days

A collection of globally celebrated days within the Bahá'í calendar commemorating significant events in the history of the Faith. The Baha'i calendar is one of the great gifts of the Bab, who's every detail was a poetic symmetry dedicated to the praise of God. His calendar breaks the year into 19 months of 19 days with a 4-5 intercalary period dedicated to the remembrance of the unknowable, unlimited, uniquely transcendent essence of God (refered to as the Há-hút). In his unique solar calendar, he wrapped up each year with a month of fasting and prayer, a month named after Himself. This month of fasting prepares the way for the month of springtime and renewal, the month of Bahá, the month of the Baha'i New Year.

What Are the Bahá'í Holy Days?

How Is the Bahá'í New Year Celebrated?

What Signifies the Bahá'í Day of the Covenant?

Why Do Bahá'ís Observe the Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh?

Is Work Suspended on Bahá'í Holy Days?

How Are Bahá'í Holy Days Determined Annually?

What Is the Significance of the Intercalary Days in the Bahá'í Faith?

What Rituals Accompany the Bahá'í Celebration of the Twin Holy Birthdays?