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 May 2, 2019
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Festival of Ridván: This annual Bahá’í festival commemorates the 12 days when Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith, publicly proclaimed His mission as God’s messenger for this age. Elections for local, national and international Bahá’í institutions are generally held during the Festival of Ridvan. The first (April 20 or 21), ninth (April 28 orFind out more »
All are welcome to join the celebrations of the Festival of Ridván at the Bahá’í House of Worship, April 21–May 2. Ridván, an Arabic word meaning “Paradise,” is a joyous 12-day festival commemorating Bahá’u’lláh’s public announcement of His mission to unify humankind through the building of a peaceful and just world civilization based on spiritualFind 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.