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Arlington Baha’is to hold Ayyam-i-Ha Celebration on February 27

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.”

For more information, please call (703) 679-7554.

Faith in Action

The Bahá’í International Community has made available on its website 500 photographs from all around the world of Bahá’ís and their friends together studying the Word of God, teaching their children virtues and spiritual values, and raising up young people to serve their communities. You can access the site here.

Children’s Classes

Children are a community’s most precious treasure. The Baha’i community of Arlington offers regular classes to help children develop spiritual and moral qualities such as love, unity, respect, trustworthiness, truthfulness and the oneness of mankind. The classes promote the oneness and equality of all people and the unity of all religions, as presented in the Baha’i faith.

Baha’u’llah has written:

“Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom.”

These classes aim to build a strong framework that will allow these spiritual and moral qualities to shine forth. These classes are open to everyone and are free of charge.

For more information please contact [email protected].