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The Baha'i World, Vol.17, Article by Guardian re Baha'i Calendar.pdfBaha'i Dates 172 to 221 B E .pdfWhats New with the Calendar

A very detailed and significant article about the Badí’ Calendar, this section repeatedly appeared in The Bahá’í World volumes from 1930 onward and details much of the framework of the calendar.

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A guide to all the significant Bahá’í dates through to the year 221 B.E. (to 2064) including the calculated dates of Naw-Rúz and the twin anniversaries of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh and the Birth of the Báb.

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A four-part article looking at how Naw-Rúz, the Twin Holy Days, Ayyám-i-Há, and the Fast, are now calculated and placed on the Badí’ Calendar.


A collection of short features about the Badí’ calendar that have been shared on the Facebook page.


the following articles and documents offer even more insights into the Badí’ Calendar

140710 UHJ Bahais of the World re Implementation of Badi Calendar.pdf

The letter from the Universal House of Justice to the Bahá’ís of the World, dated 10 July 2014, announcing the Implementation of the  Badí' Calendar from this year and the decisions required to make that possible.

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Universal House of Justice, letter, 10 July 2014

Information Published in The Bahá’í World

Bahá’í World Centre, Dates 172 to 221 B.E.

What’s New with the Badí’ Calendar

A Wondrous New Day

Robin Mihrshahi- A Wondrous New Day.pdf

A Wondrous New Day, by Robin Mihrshahi, takes a fascinating look at the significance of various aspects of the calendar, including origins and numerology. Written before the July 2014 clarifications.

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Short Features

Badí Calendar FeaturesThe Ninth Cycle of the Baha'i Calendar - Ali Nakhjavani.pdf

An article by Ali Nakhjavani about the 10 July 2014 announcement of the Universal House of Justice (above). The article also looks at the Ninth Váḥid and how teaching the Cause has changed during it.

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A guide to the Bahá’í system of transliteration for Arabic and Persian names with approximate pronunciation guides for each letter.


Ridvan 172 Presentation.pdf

A presentation prepared for Riḍván which includes a fluid dialogue on the astronomical significance of 19 year cycles and the way in which each Váḥid to date has represented a significant chapter in Bahá’í history.

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The Ninth Cycle of the Bahá’í Calendar

Riḍván Seeds, the Calendar and Váḥids

Transliteration and Pronunciation

Badi Calendar Information Sheet.pdf

A  free information sheet with information taken from the Key Facts page. This sheet was sent out with the 172 B.E. calendars, for 173 B.E. some of the information provided here has been printed inside the cover.

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19months.com Information Sheet

TransliterationObligatory Prayer and Fasting.pdf

A selection of extracts and prayers from the Bahá'í Writings compiled by the Research Department The Universal House of Justice in the year 2000 / 157.

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Importance of Obligatory Prayer and Fasting

150908 UHJ All NSAs Twin Holy Birthdays.pdf

A letter from the Universal House of Justice confirming that for the Twin Festivals of the Birth of the Báb and the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, Bahá’ís should refrain from work and gather together on both days.

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Universal House of Justice, Twin Holy Days

Selections from Days of Remembrance.pdf

A recently released compilation of Bahá’u’lláh’s Writings relating to the hloly days, from the Bahá’í Reference Library, copyright © Bahá'í International Community

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Days of Remembrance

The Badí’ calendar months are named after attributes of God that all appear in an Islamic dawn prayer revealed for Ramadan. Here that dawn prayer is provisionally translated and introduced by Dr. Stephen N. Lambden.


The Du`á  Saḥar

Du'a Sahar