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From 21st of March, we enter a new year with a “new” calendar. The Universal House of Justice specified some clarifications of the “new” calendar in their letter. The provisions might not be clear or one might have some questions as to what a “Váḥid” is. If so, here is a brief explanation of the main issues of the letter together with some short explanations of some of the elements of the Bahai Calendar. This brief introduction can be used for personal deepening, community deepening or just as additional information when reading the letter of the Universal House of Justice. The brief introduction to the Badi Calendar and clarifications regarding its implementation can be downloaded here “The Badi Calendar“. In addition, you can download a power point presentation called “A Brief Introduction to the Badi Calendar” that could be used for deepening, summary or for presentations at various gatherings.
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All around the world, on the 21st of March, Bahais are celebrating Naw Ruz. Naw Ruz is the new year of the Bahai Calendar but it represents much more than just the beginning of a new year. This day, one of the nine holy days, is special and should, to the best of our abilities, be celebrated. Maybe this slide show can add to the celebration of this great day. Many will find themselves in isolated places and perhaps this slide show can be of help to set the mode for ones personal celebration of this Great Day.
The quotes that are in this presentation are all from the Bahai Writings and can be found here Quotes for the Naw Ruz Presentation for those who are interested.
Happy Naw Ruz to you all.