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- Baha'u'llah
The Spiritual Assembly
of the Bahá'ís
of Guelph
(226) 780-1471
P.O. Box 692
Guelph, ON,
N1H 6L3
HOLY DAYS - Come Celebrate and Commemorate Events in our History !
The Bahá'í Community gathers throughout the year to celebrate and commemorate milestones in the history of our Faith. Each event reflects the spirit of the occasion, and is usually complimented with artistic presentations, music, devotionals, children's activities, and refreshments.

View our Calendar of Events and Join Us for our Next Holy Day Event!

Bahá'í New Year (Mar. 21)
19-Day Fast ends and the Bahá'í New Year begins. Bahá'ís celebrate New Year on the first day of spring.
Festival of Ridván (April 21 to May 1)
The Greatest of all Bahá'í Holy Day celebrations. It was during this period that Bahá'u'lláh, the Prophet-Founder of the Bahá'í Faith, declared His mission as the most recent Messenger of God. The First Day (April 21), Ninth Day (April 28), and Twelfth Day of Ridván (May 1) are particularly significant.
Anniversary of the Declaration of the Báb (May 23)
Commemorates the announcement by the Prophet known as the Báb of His mission as founder of a new faith and forerunner of Bahá'u'lláh.
Anniversary of the Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh (May 29)
Commemorates the passing of Bahá'u'lláh, Prophet Founder of the Bahá'í Faith, in 1892. The event is usually observed at the actual time of His passing, 3:00 a.m.
Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Báb (July 9)
Commemorates the Báb's public execution by firing squad in 1850. The Báb was put to death at the age of 31. The event is observed at noon.
Anniversary of the Birth of the Báb (Oct. 20)
The Báb was born in Shiráz, Persia in 1819. His title, The Báb, in Arabic, means "The Gate."
Anniversary of the Birth of the Bahá'u'lláh (Nov. 12)
Bahá'u'lláh was born in Tehran, Persia in 1817 into one of the leading noble families of the country. His name is an Arabic title meaning "The Glory of God."
Anniversary of the Day of the Covenant (Nov. 26)
The eldest son and appointed successor of Bahá'u'lláh, 'Abdu'l-Bahá, is referred to as the "Centre of the Covenant." This day is a celebration of the station of 'Abdu'l-Bahá who is revered by Bahá'ís as the most exemplary Bahá'í but is not regarded as a prophet.
Anniversary of the Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Bahá (Nov. 28)
Commemorates the passing of 'Abdu'l-Bahá in 1921. During His life, He accomplished much, writing extensively, interpreting many of His father's writings, safeguarding the unity of the Faith, travelling extensively to visit Bahá'ís around the world, and addressing interested groups of all kinds.
Celebration of Ay yam-i-Ha (Feb. 26 to March 1)
The Intercalary Days are four days (five in leap year) that do not belong to any Bahá'í month. They are special days of hospitality, charitable events, gift-giving, and other festivities.
19 Day Fast (March 2 to March 20)
Bahá'ís fast from sunrise to sunset each day for 19 days. The Fast culminates in the Bahá'í New Year Celebration.
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