Ascension of Bahau’llah for the year 2024 is celebrated/observed on Monday, May 29th. There are until the next observance.
Every year on May 29, the globe celebrates Baha’u’lláh’s ascension. Bahá’u’lláh was the prophet and founder of the Bahá Faith, a worldwide religion that emphasizes the spiritual unity of humanity. The prophet died on this day in 1892, leaving behind all of his works and teachings, which Baha’is celebrate and reflect on.
📆 When is Ascension of Bahau’llah?
This year, Ascension of Bahau’llah is on May 29th. It is the 5th Monday in May; in 2024, it is on Wednesday.
→ Did you know: The Baha’is adhere to a peculiar calendar in which a year lasts 19 months and a month lasts just 19 days.
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📜 History of Ascension of Bahau’llah
Teachings hold that the main global religions’ founders throughout history, known as “Manifestations of God,” were the means by which a single God revealed religion in an orderly and progressive way. Prior to the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh, the most recent of them were Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. The main world religions are seen by Bahás as basically having the same goal, notwithstanding variations in social practices and interpretations. The Baha’i Faith places a strong emphasis on world unity and categorically rejects nationalism, racism, and sexism. The objective of a united global system that fosters the prosperity of all nations, races, religions, and social classes is at the core of Bahá’s teachings.
On May 29, 1892, the prophet-founder passed away. The Ascension of Baha’u’llah is the name of this holy day, which is observed by Baha’is all around the world. On this holy day, Baha’is pray and read from the Baha’i Writings to show their respect. In addition, it is one of the nine days each year when labor should be suspended. Baha’is look to the Baha’u’llah Shrine when chanting their required prayers because it is a place of worship. The shrine is located in Bahji, a village west of Akka in contemporary Israel.
☑️ Ascension of Bahau’llah facts
✅ Different new year
The Baha’is celebrate New Year’s on a different day; their calendar year starts in March, at the Spring Equinox.
✅ Important symbols
The number nine stands for the Bahás, and the nine-pointed star is their most well-known symbol.
✅ No rituals
Except for the necessary prayers, the Baha’is discourage these ceremonial observances.
✨ Things to do on Ascension of Bahau’llah
⚡ Observe a prayer
The most effective approach to commemorating Baha’u’lláh’s ascension is to pray. You might look for online or even local prayer circles to join others in prayer.
⚡ Meditate on the teachings
The best way to remember someone is to consider what they left behind. Take some time out of your day to contemplate and reflect on the Baha’i Faith’s teachings.
⚡ Visit the shrine
At home, praying and meditating are already excellent ways to celebrate. You may take it a step further by visiting the Baha’u’lláh Shrine in Acre, Israel. You may even invite your family, partner, or friends!
📅 Ascension of Bahau’llah Observances
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