Calendar

The Bahá’í community worldwide uses the “Badi Calendar”. This was introduced by one of the founders of the Bahá’í Faith and consists of 19 months each of 19 days with 4 or 5 Intercalary days interjected to make this a Solar Calendar. Its New Year is on the Spring Equinox and the administrative year starts on the 21st April. The months are named after attributes of Divinity, for example Glory, Grandeur, Mercy etc.

We hold community meetings every 19 days and public Holy Day celebrations to which you are warmly invited. To participate please contact us for more details…

DATE

DAY

TIME

EVENT

15 May*

Mon

7.45pm

Feast of ‘Azamat (Grandeur)

22 May*

Mon

11pm

DECLARATION OF THE BAB

28 May

Sun

 

ASCENSION BAHA’U’LLAH

4 June

Sun

10am

Feast of Núr (Light)

23 June

Fri

7.45pm

Feast of Rahmat (Mercy)

9 July

Sun

noon

MARTYRDOM OF BAB

12 July

Wed

7.45pm

Feast of Kalimát (Words)

31 July

Mon

7.45pm

Feast of Kamál (Perfection)

18 Aug*

Fri

7.45pm

Feast of Asmá (Names)

6 Sept*

Wed

7.45pm

Feast of ‘Izzat (Might)

25 Sept*

Mon

7.45pm

Feast of Mashíyyat (Will)

15 Oct

Sun

5:30pm

Feast of ‘Ilm (Knowledge)

20 Oct*

Fri

7.45pm

BIRTH OF THE BAB

21 Oct*

Sat

6.30pm

BIRTH OF BAHA’U’LLAH

2 Nov *

Thu

7.45pm

Feast of Qudrat (Power)

21 Nov *

Tue

7.45pm

Feast of Qawl (Speech)

25 Nov

 

Day of the Covenant

27 Nov

 

Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

10 Dec

Sun

5pm

Feast of Masá’il (Questions)

29 Dec *

Fri

7.45pm

Feast of Sharaf (Honour)

2018

 

 

 

17 Jan *

Wed

7.45pm

Feast of Sultan (Sovereignty)

TBA

 

 

Unit convention

5 Feb*

Mon

7.45pm

Feast of Mulk (Dominion)

25 Feb

Sun to Thurs

AYYAM-I-HÁ    (25 Feb to 1 Mar)

1 Mar *

Thurs

7.45pm

Feast of Alá (Loftiness)

20 Mar

Tues

5.30 or 8pm

Feast of Bahá (Splendour)
NAW-RUZ

8 April

Fri

7.45pm

Feast of Jalal (Glory)

20 April

Fri

7.45pm

1st Day of Ridvan  ELECTIONS

27 April

Fri

7.45pm

Feast of Jamal (Beauty)

29 April

Sun

 

9th Day of Ridvan

2 May

Wed

 

12th Day of Ridvan

16 May

Wed

7.45pm

Feast of ‘Azamat (Grandeur)

Arrival for 19 Day feast is 7.45, meeting starts punctually at 8pm.
* After sunset on last day of previous month