19 Joyous Images of Ayyam-i-Ha Celebrations

As Ayyam-i-Ha is celebrated around the world by Baha’is and their friends, here are 19 Instagram pictures that capture the joy of these special days of charity, service, hospitality, and generosity! 

Rainy day project ⛆ #readyfor #ayyamiha #ninepointedstar #origami #ornament

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It’s time to finish it up!⏰ #ayyamiha #gift #ninepointedstar #crochet #handmadewithlove

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Happy Ayyami-Ha to all the Bahai’s around the world .. my art journal#ayyamiha#give#be generous ✌

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Getting ready for Ayyamiha-i-Ha! #IntercalaryDays #DiasIntercalares #Bahai #Celebration

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Prepared Ayyam-i-Ha gifts to our friends here in Gumi, South Korea! “JOYOUS AYYAM-I-HA!” All over the world Ayyam-i-Ha Also known as Days of Ha, the Ayyam-i-Ha are intercalary days (extra days inserted in a calendar) in the Baha’i calendar. The calendar is made up of 19 months of 19 days each (361 days), plus the period of four days (five in leap years) of Ayyam-i-Ha added between the 18th and 19th months, which allows for the year to be adjusted to the solar cycle. The days are set aside for rejoicing, hospitality, gift-giving, special acts of charity, and spiritually preparing for the Baha’i fast, from March 2-20. March 21 is New Year’s Day, Nawruz, and the first day of the Baha’i calendar. The new calendar was inaugurated by Mirza Ali Mohammad, known as the Bab, founder of the Babi religion from which the Baha’i faith emerged. Baha’is believe that the new age of unity they foresee should have a new calendar free of the associations of the older calendars. The Baha’i observe nine days on which work connected with trade, commerce, industry, and agriculture should be suspended. These days are the first, ninth, and 12th days of the Feast of Ridvan, Nawruz, the anniversaries of the Bab’s birth, declaration, and martyrdom, and the birth and ascension of Baha’ u’lah. #thanksgiving #ayyamiha #serviceisworship #truefriendship #love #unity

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Happy Ayyam-i-Ha! #ayyamiha

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Have construction paper, will decorate! Happy Ayyam-i-Ha!! #ayyamiha #bahaifaith #bahaicraft

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Cookies! #ayyamiha

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#bahaiyouth #ayyamiha #serviceproject #bahaifaith

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Presents for our friends on Ayyam-i-Ha. #postcrossing #waxseal #bahaifaith #bahai#ayyamiha

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If you’d like to know more about Ayyam-i-Ha, here’s an introduction to these unique holy days. Yas also shared an illuminating conversation with her nephew and nieces about Ayyam-i-Ha — I’m sure that like me, you’ll fall in love with them too! You can also test your knowledge with our Ayyam-i-Ha quiz!

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Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a mother, a wife and a bookworm but professionally she is a museologist and a library technician. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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