Naw-Ruz and Ayyam-i-Ha Quiz
19 things you should know about these two Baha'i Celebrations, Naw-Ruz and Ayyam-i-Ha.
1. What is Naw-Ruz?
Naw-Ruz is the Baha’i and Persian New Year.
2. When is Naw-Ruz?
It is usually on the 21st of March but sometimes falls on the 20th or the 22nd.
3. What Christian Holiday is similar to Naw-Ruz?
Easter. They both have many things relating to spring, like the colored eggs for example.
4. How many holy days are there, including Naw-Ruz?
There are nine in total.
5. What is the name of the Baha’i month that Naw-Ruz is in?
It is the month of Baha.
6. What other religion celebrates Naw-Ruz?
Zoroastrianism celebrates Naw-Ruz.
7. What event occurs on Naw-Ruz?
The vernal equinox.
8. What time of day does Naw-Ruz begin on?
Naw-Ruz begins at sunset of the previous day.
9. The Bab designated Naw-Ruz as the Day of....
God. The Bab designated Naw-Ruz as the Day of God.
10. Ayyam-i-Ha is also known as?
The Intercalary Days.
11. True or False: Ayyam-i-Ha is not technically in any of the Baha’i months.
True. Ayyam-i-Ha is made up of the excess days that are not apart of the 19 months in the Baha’i calender.
12. What does Ayyam-i-Ha translate to?
Ayyam-i-Ha translates to Days of Ha.
13. What happens soon after Ayyam-i-Ha?
The fasting period begins immediately after Ayyam-i-Ha.
14. How long is Ayyam-i-Ha?
Ayyam-i-Ha is 4 to 5 days long (5 days in a leap year).
15. Ayyam-i-Ha is before which Baha’i month?
Ayyam-i-Ha is before the month of Ala.
16. Ha is the symbol of what?
The Essence of God.
17. Who gave the Intercalary Days it’s name?