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?


Baha’u’llah.

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