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United in Celebration


United in Celebration

February 29 - The Bahá'í way: Ayyam-i-Há, a time of giving and hospitality between sunset of February 25 to sunset of March 1 as a preparation for the annual Nineteen-Day Fast: a time of spiritual purification, which begins March 2 and ends March 20. During Ayyam-i-Há, Bahá'ís perform acts of charity, give small gifts to friends, neighbors and family, and attend social local community gatherings. A holiday that comes near the end of the Bahá'í calendar, which is composed of 19 months of 19 days each, totaling 361 days.  Happy Ayyam-i-Há!' celebration of World Music, Song & Dance - see below a video by Josian Dholah of Mauritus Island.

To harmonize with the 365-day (366 in leap years) Gregorian calendar, the Bahá'í calendar adds four or five "intercalary days." Ayyam-i-Há occurs during this period and brightens end of winter.  Join them!

Bahá'u'lláh has said of Ayyam-i-Há: "It behoveth the people of Bahá, throughout these days, to provide good cheer for themselves, their kindred and, beyond them, the poor and needy, and with joy and exultation to hail and glorify their Lord, to sing His praise and magnify His Name."
 

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