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239Days.com Relaunches in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Passing of Abdu’l-Baha
239days.com is a website that chronicles and brings to life the 239 days Abdu’l-Baha traveled across North America. The initiative was originally launched in 2012, to mark the 100th anniversary of Abdu’l-Baha’s travels, and now the site has been updated and relaunched with new features, articles, information, and pictures as this year commemorates the 100th anniversary of His Passing….(Click here to continue reading this on Baha’i Blog)
A small group of Baha’is and their friends living in Chicago have been engaged in hosting devotional programs and study circles and are continually expanding their activities. To extend their devotional and community-building efforts, together they prepared a program for Naw-Ruz, the Baha’i New Year.
While the Baha’i House of Worship remains closed due to COVD-19 restrictions, special arrangements were made for these friends to share and record prayers in a variety of languages at the Temple.
This 20-minute video program of lovely uplifting devotions may be used by Baha’is around the world to supplement their own local Naw-Ruz celebrations. The program will also be available for later viewing.
Thank you to the Baha’is and their friends of the ‘Azamat sector of Chicago for sharing their holy day celebration.
What is Ayyam-i-Ha? Ayyam-i-Ha, or the Intercalary Days, is a period dedicated to socializing, being hospitable, giving generously to the poor and needy, and preparing for the upcoming month of fasting. Depending on the year. Ayyam-i-Ha will vary in its duration and it is composed of the excess of days that fall outside of the 19 months of 19 days. Source: https://www.bahaiblog.net/2015/02/an-…
The Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is a holy day that commemorates the death of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. It is observed on 6 Qawl (27 or 28 November). Work is not suspended on this day as it is on some holy days. The typical observance consists of devotional readings and is held at 1:00 AM, as ‘Abdu’l-Bahá passed away about 1:00 AM on 28 November, 1921.