Faith Holidays

Bahá’í - Badí‘ Calendar: Year 1= 1844 CE

Year 1 marks the beginning of the Bahá’í Era or Badí‘ Era 




20 March 21 March


Naw-Rúz is New Year’s Day, the first day of the year in the Bahá’í Era, in which practitioners breakfast and celebrate during the evening.


20 April 21 April


First Day of Ridván. The Festival of Ridván meaning “the King of Festivals” runs for 12 days to commemorate the 12 days Baha’u’llah spent in the garden of Ridván outside Baghdad. The 1st, 9th and 12th days are holy days on which work is suspended. 

28 April 29 April


Ninth Day of Ridván, the day on which Bahá’u’lláh’s family joined Him in the Garden of Ridván.


1 May 2 May


Twelfth Day of Ridván the day on which Bahá’u’lláh and His family left the garden to travel to Constantinople.


23 May 24 May


The Declaration of The Báb commemorates the day in 1844 when The Báb announced He is the Herald of the new age.


28 May 29 May


Ascension of Báha’u’lláh marks the anniversary of the death of the founder of the Bahá’í faith.


9 July 10 July


The Martyrdom of The Báb is the memorial of the death of The Báb. On this day work is suspended.


6 November 26 October The birth anniversary of The Báb, the Herald of the new age for Bahá’ís.
7 November 27 October


The anniversary of the birth of Báha’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í faith.


25 November 26 November


Day of the Covenant* commemorating Bahá’u’lláh’s appointment of His son, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, as the One to whom His followers should turn after His passing.


27 November 28 November


Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá* marking the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in 1921


    *Work not suspended