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The Badi' Calendar

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Independent Sections
Duration
6 weeks
Weekly Study
4-6 HOURS
Dates
Feb 20-Apr 1
Register By
February 25, 2020

The Bahá'í Faith has a unique calendar of 19 months of 19 days each, plus 4 or 5 days of Ayyam-i-Ha to bring the length of the year up to a full solar cycle. Through this calendar, “sacred moments are distinguished, humanity’s place in time and space are reimagined, and the rhythm of life recast.” The Universal House of Justice, in a letter dated July 10, 2014, has called “upon the Bahá'ís of the East and West to adopt . . . the provisions that will unite them in the common implementation of the Badi‘ calendar.” The House of Justice has also fixed the start of the year on the first day of spring as it occurs in Tehran. In The Badi‘ (Bahá'í) Calendar we will consider the purpose and nature of calendars in general, the organization of the Bahá'í calendar (created by the Báb and called the Badi‘ calendar), the spiritual significance of the names of “the periods and cycles, months and days” in the calendar, and the purpose and timing of Bahá'í holy days. We will also compare the Bahá'í calendar to the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic calendars.

Meet Your Faculty
teacher
Candace Moore Hill, BSc
WI Curriculum Development Specialist

Candace Moore Hill was born in California, raised in rural Oregon and moved to Illinois to serve at the Bahá’í National Center where she met her future husband Rick, a New Yorker. They decided that the “Third Coast” would be a fine place to raise a family, settling in Evanston... See Faculty Bio

teacher
Edward Diliberto, MA
Author, Independent Scholar

Edward Diliberto was a member of the Auxiliary Board of the Bahá’í Continental Counselors of North America for twelve years. He traveled with his family for several years on missions to Argentina. Ed was Director of the Bahá’í Youth Institute at the Bosch Bahá’í School for Three Years, as well... See Faculty Bio

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