Bahá’í Calendar

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* Ayyam-i-HaAyyam-i-Ha

Ayyam-i-Ha--Baha'is prepare for the Fast with festivities, gift-giving, and helping those in need.

* Mourn victims of landminesMourn victims of landmines

Day the production and use of landmines was outlawed world-wide (1999); day to mourn their victims. [Protocol on Prohibition or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby-Traps, and Other Devices a/k/a Convention on Landmines a/k/a Mine Ban Treaty, amending the 1980 Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May be Deemed Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects: Treaty signed/adopted 10/10/1980; entered into force 12/2/1983; Protocol signed 12/3/1997; entered into force 3/1/1999.]

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* International Women's DayInternational Women's Day

International Women's Day--Day to mourn victims of gender-based oppression and misogyny (past and present), make peace, and celebrate women's empowerment.

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* Naw-Ruz (Baha'i New Year)Naw-Ruz (Baha'i New Year)

Coinciding with the first day of spring, Baha'is celebrate their New Year, called Naw Ruz, on March 21. The Baha'i calendar, which sets the rhythm for Baha'i community life, was inaugurated in 1844 with the declaration of the Bab, the Prophet-Herald of the Baha'i Faith.

* Naw-Ruz Naw-Ruz

Naw-Ruz New Year

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* Biological weapons dayBiological weapons day

Day production and use of biological weapons was outlawed world-wide (1975); day to mourn their victims.

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