Interfaith Devotions are held at the Bahá’í Community Centre (65 Morey St, South Townsville QLD 4810, Australia) once a month.
Visit https://www.interfaithtownsville.com/ for more information.
The Bahá’í Calendar is composed of 19 months, each with 19 days. Each month begins with a Feast.
Bahá’í Holy Days
The following holy days are celebrated at the Bahá’í centre (or at friends’ houses) every year. They are open to everyone. Bahá’ís also take leave from work on these days.
To find out when these days are celebrated, please refer to the document prepared by an ad hoc committee at the Bahá’í World Centre, by clicking this link.
Naw Ruz – New Year’s day
This is the beginning of the Bahá’í year. It is normally celebrated on 20 or 21 March after sunset.
Ridván – First day
The day in 1863 when Bahá’u’lláh left Baghdad and moved to the garden of Ridván where he stayed 12 days to farewell friends and visitors. During these 12 days Bahá’u’lláh formally declared His Mission.
Ridván – Ninth day
Bahá’u’lláh’s family joins him in the garden of Ridván.
Ridván – Twelfth day
Bahá’u’lláh and His family leave for Constantinople (Istanbul).
Declaration of the Báb
The Báb declared His Mission on this day in 1844, in Shiraz, Iran.
Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh
Bahá’u’lláh passed away on this day in 1892.
Martyrdom of the Báb
The Báb was executed in 1850 by the Iranian Government.
Birth of the Báb
20 October. The Báb was born in Shiraz, Iran, in 1819.
Birth of Bahá’u’lláh
Bahá’u’lláh was born in Nur, Teheran, Iran, in 1817.
Other Important Days
The Day of the Covenant
Celebrating the Covenant of the Faith.
Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
The day He passed away in 1921.
Intercalary Days (Ayyám-i-Há)
Between the last 2 months of the Bahá’í calendar, days reserved for gift giving, fun, enjoyment and looking after each other.
19 days of abstaining from food and drink between sunrise and sunset, every year between the 2nd and 20th of March.