Ridvan celebrates Baha’u’llah’s time in the garden of Ridvan where He publicly declared His station as a Manifestation of God. The Ridvan Festival is 12 days long and is also the time of year where Baha’is elect their governing bodies.
Baha’is see the young as the most precious treasure a community can possess. In them are the promise and guarantee of the future. Yet, in order for this promise to be realised, children need to receive spiritual nourishment, such as can be found in the children’s classes happening all around the world.
Ayyam-i-Ha is a Baha’i festival that is joyously celebrated in countries and territories all over the world. It is a time of hospitality, generosity, and caring for the needy. It typically falls around the end of February and beginning of March and it is either four or five days long.
Happy Ayyam-i-Ha’ Album by William Sears and the Ayyam-i-Ha Kids Available Again
A lot of my friends are always telling me that we really need more resources to support our Baha’i holy days and celebrations.
So, to help with your Ayyam-i-Ha celebrations, I am absolutely delighted to let everyone know about the digitally restored and remastered re-release of the Happy Ayyam-i-Ha album by William Sears and the Ayyam-i-Ha Kids!
For those of you who have never heard of it – the Happy Ayyam-i-Ha album is simply a classic. It blends the wonderful storytelling of Hand of the Cause of God Mr. William Sears with sing-a-long songs performed by children.
Released in 1979, the album received the 1979 Christian Angel Award for the ‘Best Children’s Album of the Year’, and it was the first time in the association’s history that the Angel Award had been given to a non-Christian group.
The Happy Ayyam-i-Ha album had a profound effect on me during my childhood and I know that so many Baha’is around the world consider this the soundtrack of their childhood during the Ayyam-i-Ha season.
This classic album is still as awesome to listen to as it was back when I was a child, so if you still haven’t heard it, or if you’re looking for a great gift or for something the whole family can enjoy – then I highly recommend it!
You can buy physical copies of the Happy Ayyam-i-Ha album or download the digital version instantly from 9 Star Media.
Also, a special thanks to Jon Rezin of 9 Star Media for working on remastering the album and making it available to everyone again!
Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.
I would like to thank very warmly those who have redone this record. It is a precious one. It helped us to make this Baha’i feast a joyful one for our daughters and the kids who were playing with them. More, we had the chance to meet William Sears several times in Africa or Haifa.
After enjoying the Feasts with my children in Ethiopia, Kenya and France, I change of generation and, alone by now, I enjoy it with my grand children in Australia. “The World is one” He said !
But my old vinyl record had got problems while moving and, like anything, comes the time to be replaced for newer, better one. Thank you again for letting me able to replace it for modern device and pass it to this new age children. A great help for concerned parents !
Francoise Teclemariam (February 2, 2014 at 1:39 AM)
This is SOOO awesome! Now we just need to do it with Lesley and Kelly’s We are One album and I will be a very happy camper.
Justin (March 3, 2014 at 4:52 PM)
Agreed!!! Lesley and Kelly rock!
Naysan (March 3, 2014 at 7:49 PM)
YESSSS!!! I have been looking for it forever! It was extremely important and influential!
Valerie J.R. (February 2, 2017 at 8:50 AM)
Thank you, thank you for this! I just bought the MP3 and downloaded it to my cloud so I will never lose it again!! I am so excited to continue this tradition with my husband and sweet little girl!❤
Valerie J.R. (February 2, 2017 at 8:54 AM)
Does anyone know who wrote the Ayyam-i-Ha song, because some Baha’is here in Ecuador have used the melody, but changed the words to teach everyone about Huquq’u’llah. We want to have the composers clear permission to use it.
Mark Townsend (November 11, 2022 at 11:23 PM)
You might have luck by reaching out to 9 Star Media, which remastered this album: https://9starmedia.com/contact
Good luck with your search and thank you for seeking out permission!
Sonjel Vreeland (November 11, 2022 at 3:30 AM)