Opportunities to Engage
Attend a Baha’i conference or retreat center for an afternoon or a weekend. Find a family-friendly summer or winter camp near you. Take an online course or meet Baha’is through a video chat. Browse the calendar below for these and other opportunities to engage that are open to everyone.
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Most Baha’i community activities—prayer gatherings, study circles, activities for children and teens—take place in homes and community centers in towns and cities across the United States.
Events for March 2, 2019
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The last month in the Bahá’í calendar, ‘Alá’ (Loftiness), is dedicated to the Bahá’í Fast. During this time, Bahá’ís between 15 and 70 years of age do not eat or drink for 19 days from sunrise to sunset and set aside time for prayer and meditation. Exemptions from the Fast occur for illness, pregnancy, nursingFind out more »
First day of the month of Alá' (Loftiness), the 19th month of the Badí’ Calendar. This is the last month of the Bahá’í year and is the month of the Bahá’í Fast. The Badí’ Calendar is a solar calendar consisting of 19 months of 19 days each (361 days), with the addition of “Intercalary Days”Find out more »
About the Bahá’í Calendar and Holy Days
The Baha’i Faith has its own calendar, called the Badí’ Calendar. It is a solar calendar consisting of 19 months of 19 days each (361 days), plus “Intercalary Days” (four in ordinary years and five in leap years) to adjust the calendar to the solar year. The days and months are named after the attributes of God. The Nineteen Day Feast, the primary community gathering for Baha’is in each town and city, is held on the first day of each Baha’i month. Eleven Holy Days mark significant events in Baha’i history.