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The Baha’i calendar (also called the Badi calendar meaning wondrous or unique) is a solar calendar composed of 19 months of 19 days each, plus an extra period of four or five intercalary days, known as Ayyam-i-Ha. The Baha’i year begins on the day of the vernal equinox, which usually falls on either March 20th or March 21st. The inception of the Baha’i calendar was on 21 March 1844 CE, the year during which the Bab declared His mission and the Baha’i Faith began. Years are counted with the date notation of BE (Baha’i Era). The year 179 BE will begin on 21 March 2022, but because the Baha’i day begins and ends at sunset, this will be celebrated from sunset on March 20th.
|2022 / 2023||179 BE||Baha’i Dates|
|March 21||Baha 1||Feast of Baha / Splendour|
|March 21||Baha 1||Naw-Ruz (Explore our Collection)|
|April 9||Jalal 1||Feast of Jalal / Glory|
|April 21||Jalal 13||First Day of Ridvan (Explore our Collection)|
|April 28||Jamal 1||Feast of Jamal / Beauty|
|April 29||Jamal 2||Ninth Day of Ridvan (Explore our Collection)|
|May 2||Jamal 5||Twelfth Day of Ridvan (Explore our Collection)|
|May 17||Azamat 1||Feast of Azamat / Grandeur|
|May 24||Azamat 8||Declaration of the Bab (Explore our Collection)|
|May 29||Azamat 13||Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Explore our Collection)|
|June 5||Nur 1||Feast of Nur / Light|
|June 24||Rahmat 1||Feast of Rahmat / Mercy|
|July 10||Rahmat 17||Martyrdom of the Bab (Explore our Collection)|
|July 13||Kalimat 1||Feast of Kalimat / Words|
|August 1||Kamal 1||Feast of Kamal / Perfection|
|August 20||Asma 1||Feast of Asma / Names|
|September 8||Izzat 1||Feast of Izzat / Might|
|September 27||Mashiyyat 1||Feast of Mashiyyat / Will|
|October 16||Ilm 1||Feast of Ilm / Knowledge|
|October 26||Ilm 11||The Birth of the Bab (Explore our Collection)|
|October 27||Ilm 12||The Birth of Baha’u’llah (Explore our Collection)|
|November 4||Qudrat 1||Feast of Qudrat / Power|
|November 23||Qawl 1||Feast of Qawl / Speech|
|November 26||Qawl 4||Day of the Covenant (Explore our Collection)|
|November 28||Qawl 6||Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha (Explore our Collection)|
|December 12||Masa’il 1||Feast of Masa’il / Questions|
|December 31||Sharaf 1||Feast of Sharaf / Honour|
|January 19||Sultan 1||Feast of Sultan / Sovereignty|
|February 7||Mulk 1||Feast of Mulk / Dominion|
|February 26 – March 1||Ayyam-i-Ha||Intercalary Days / Ayyam-i-Ha (Explore our Collection)|
|March 2||Ala 1||Feast of Ala / Loftiness|
|March 2-20||Ala 1-19||The Baha’i Fast (Explore our Collection)|
The Baha’i day ends, and a new one begins at sunset; consequently, the day on which a Nineteen Day Feast or Holy Day is observed begins at the sunset of the day before the Gregorian calendar dates given above.
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