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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?


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