A Bahá'í Faith Page
A Day in the Bahá'í Calendar
Detailed explanation of Bahá'í date for:
Might, the 10th day of Mercy, 156 BE (July 3rd, 1999)
- Today is the...
- 1st day of this week (Called Glory, or in Arabic: Jal l)
- 10th day of this Bahá'í month (Called Might,
- 134th day of this Bahá'í year (may not be exact...)
- 56,747th day since the beginning of the Bahá'í
era (BE) (may not be exact...)
- This month is the...
- 6th month of this Bahá'í year (Called Mercy,
- This year is the...
- 4th year of this Vahid.
- 156th year since the beginning of the Bahá'í
- This is the 9th Vahid since the beginning of the Bahá'í
- This is the 1st Kull-i-Shay since the beginning of the Bahá'í
- The Bahá'í era is dated from March 21, 1844. This
is the first day of the year that the Bab started his ministry.
- B.E. or BE refers to the Bahá'í Era.
- Bahá'í years start on March 21 (similar to ancient
Zoroastrian calendar) and consist of 19 months of 19 days each. An additional
4 or 5 Intercalendary days (depending if it is a leap year) are added
between months 18 and 19 and are a time of celebration and gift-giving.
- A Nineteen Day Feast is celebrated by Bahá'ís on the first
day of every month.
- Days begin at sunset the previous evening. So today (Might) began
last night at sunset and ends this evening at sunset.
- There are 9 annual holy days (holidays). For more information, see: Bahá'í
Holy Days Summary
of Bahá'í Holy Days
- Here is an Excel 5.0 spreadsheet (updated March 25,
1998) to print, on one legal-size sheet of paper, the whole Bahá'í
year with 19 days and 19 months. Includes times of Fast - in Vancouver, but
can be manually entered for your area.
- There are some software programs for
working with the Bahá'í Calendar
This site is maintained by Larry Curtis