- Baha’í Calendar composed of 19 months, each of 19 days
- Each of the months (and each day) named after an attribute of God
- Bahá, an Arabic word meaning splendour or glory
- Naw-Rúz is associated with the Most Great Name of God
- Naw-Rúz is one of nine Bahá’í holy days where work is to be suspended.
- Persian Bahá’ís still observe many of the Iranian customs associated with Norouz such as the Haft Sîn, but American Bahá’í may have a potluck dinner.
Bahá’í Naw-Rúz - Flickr slideshow
- The implementation of the exact timing of Naw-Rúz has been left to the Universal House of Justice
- Currently Naw-Rúz is fixed on March 21 for Bahá’ís that reside in countries outside the Middle East
- Baha’is date their calendar from the year 1844 of the Gregorian Calendar and 1260 AH of the Muslim Calendar. In 1844, The Báb declares his mission in Shiraz, Iran
The Bahá’í Faith is a monotheistic religion founded by Bahá’u'lláh in nineteenth-century Persia, emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind. There are an estimated five to six million Bahá’ís around the world in more than 200 countries and territories.
The following principles are frequently listed as a quick summary of the Bahá’í teachings
- Unity of God
- Unity of religion
- Unity of humankind
- Equality between men and women
- Elimination of all forms of prejudice
- World peace
- Harmony of religion and science
- Independent investigation of truth
- Universal compulsory education
- Universal auxiliary language
- Obedience to government and non-involvement in partisan politics
- Elimination of extremes of wealth and poverty
- Bahá’ís over the age of 15 should recite an obligatory prayer each day. There are three such prayers among which one can be chosen each day.
- Backbiting and gossip are prohibited and denounced.
- Adult Bahá’ís in good health should observe a nineteen-day sunrise-to-sunset fast each year from March 2 through March 20.
- Bahá’ís are forbidden to drink alcohol or to take drugs, unless prescribed by doctors.
- Sexual relationships are permitted only between a husband and wife, and thus premarital and homosexual sex are forbidden.
- Gambling is forbidden.
- New Year 1388 calendar from Payvand.com
- Happy New Year
- Nowrouz public holidays worldwide
- Texas - International Nowruz Festival
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Persian New Year
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