Baha’is around the world are celebrating the intercalendary days starting today. Our calendar of 19 months with 19 days leave a 4-5 day gap. Â Rather than make some months longer than others, we have a period to fill the gap.
Following Ayyam-i-ha, Baha’is will observe the Fast. We will abstain from eating and drinking between sunrise and sunset for 19 days. Then it will be our new year, Naw-Ruz.
When I attended mass as a Catholic, Christmas and Easter where the big observances where there was standing room only. Naw-Ruz is the equivalent in the Baha’i Faith (here anyway). Not so much that this is the only event which brings out certain Baha’is, but that we as a community reach out to our non-Baha’i friends to invite them to Naw-Ruz.