What is Ayyam-i-Ha in the Baha I Faith?

What is Ayyam-i-Ha in the Baha I Faith?

During Ayyam-i-Ha (translated as “Days of Joy” or “Days outside of time”) Baha’is and friends perform acts of charity, give gifts to friends and family and attend social gatherings, before a period of fasting begins. Some think of it as parallel to Fat Tuesday before Lent.

Why do we celebrate Ayyam-i-Ha?

Ayyam-i-Ha, or the Intercalary Days, is a period dedicated to socializing, being hospitable, giving generously to the poor and needy, and preparing for the upcoming month of fasting. Let the days in excess of the months be placed before the month of fasting.

What is Ayyam-i-Ha for kids?

Ayyam-i-Ha is a period of hospitality, charity and gift-giving for Baha’is. This is a festive time in preparation for the 20-day fast that follows. There are no set rituals to celebrate Ayyam-i-Ha, allowing people a lot of creativity in their celebrations. Happy Ayyam-i-Ha!

What holidays do Baha’is celebrate?

Holy days

  • Naw-Rúz. Annually on Bahá 1.marks the beginning of spring See Naw-Rúz.
  • The Birth of the Báb. Annually in October or November.
  • Declaration of the Báb. Annually on ʻAẓamat 8.
  • Martyrdom of the Báb. Annually on Raḥmat 17.
  • The Birth of Baha’u’llah.
  • Festival of Ridván.
  • Ascension of Baháʼu’lláh.
  • Day of the Covenant.

Do Baha’is celebrate Christmas?

Do Bahá’ís celebrate Christmas as a religious community? No, we don’t. We accept Christ wholeheartedly, and therefore honor the celebration of His birth, but we do not celebrate Christmas as a community. So as a community, we only celebrate the holy days and holidays associated with the Bahá’í calendar.

What do Baha I celebrate?

The Festival of Ridván, a twelve-day festival that commemorates Baháʼu’lláh’s announcement to be the Manifestation of God, is the most holy Baháʼí festival to which Baháʼu’lláh referred as the “Most Great Festival.” The first, ninth and twelfth days of the festival are celebrated as holy days.

What do Bahai people celebrate?

One of the most popular festivals among Thais has to be Songkran or, as it is sometimes known, the Water Festival. Songkran is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Years Day, which occurs on April 13th and last about 2 days.

Does the Baháʼí Faith celebrate Christmas?

Does the Baha I Faith celebrate Christmas?

What does ayyam i Ha mean in English?

Ayyam-i-Ha has been translated into English as “Intercalary Days” which literally means that they are days inserted into the calendar.

When do the Baha’i’s celebrate ayyam i Ha?

Ayyám-i-Há refers to a period of intercalary days in the Bahá’í calendar, when Bahá’ís celebrate the Festival of Ayyám-i-Há. The four or five days of this period are inserted between the last two months of the calendar (Mulk and `Alá’). The length of Ayyám-i-Há varies according to the timing of the following vernal equinox so…

What is the meaning of the Arabic letter ha?

“Há” is also the first letter of an Arabic pronoun commonly used in Arabic religious writings to refer to God, or “the Divine Essence.” “Há” by itself is used as a symbol of “the Essence of God,” and was the subject of many an Arabic essay on its mysteries.

When is ayyam i Ha observance in 2021?

The 2021 dates for this observance are from sunset on Wednesday, February 24, to sunset on Sunday, February 28.