Religious Calendar

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

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

2019

2020

Holiday/Observance/Celebration

July 10, 2019 July 9, 2020

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

October 29, 2019 October 18, 2020

The birth anniversary of The Báb, the Herald of the new age for Bahá’ís.

October 30, 2019 October 19, 2020

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

March 21, 2019 March 20, 2020

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.

April 21st – May 2nd, 2019

April 20st – May 1nd, 2020

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.

May 24, 2019 May 23, 2020

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

May 29, 2019 May 28, 2020

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