The Baha’i year contains 19 months of 19 days. There are also Holy Days scattered throughout the year, as well as a month of Fasting and 4 (or 5) days of Ayyam-i-Ha. This special calendar creates an annual rhythm which can help you establish a Baha’i identity in your family by using the numerous occasions to learn, teach, and refocus your energies on helping your family members nurture their souls.
Attending events as part of a larger Baha’i community is an important element of being a Baha’i. However, there are various reasons children may not be able to attend such events. In some of the the posts listed below alternatives, such as celebrating Holy Days in your own home or hosting a Children’s Feast, will be discussed.
Our subcategories for the different kinds of Baha’i events are as follows:
Baha’i Holy Days – Baha’i Feasts – Ayyam-i-Ha – Baha’i Fast – Baha’i Community Events
Here are some ideas featured in these posts:
My wish is that these children should receive a Bahá’í education, so that they may progress both here and in the Kingdom, and rejoice thy heart.In a time to come, morals will degenerate to an extreme degree. It is essential that children be reared in the Bahá’í way, that they may find happiness both in this world and the next. If not, they shall be beset by sorrows and troubles, for human happiness is founded upon spiritual behaviour.
– Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 127