Ayyam-i-Ha, or Intercalary Days, is the time between the Baha’i month of Mulk (February 7 – February 25) and the month of Ala (March 2 – March 20). As the Baha’i calendar consists of the 19 months with 19 days each, the intercalary days provide an extra four days (or five in leap years) to complete the solar cycle.
During Ayyam-i-Ha, Baha’is strive to show extra love, fellowship, and charity. Ayyam-i-Ha is also a time when Baha’is give and receive gifts, particularly to children.
Baha’u’llah has said of Ayyam-i-Ha:
“It behoveth the people of Baha, throughout these days, to provide good cheer for themselves, their kindred and, beyond them, the poor and needy, and with joy and exultation to hail and glorify their Lord, to sing His praise and magnify His Name.”
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