China Watch Blog has learnt that the Baha’is, followers of Baha’U’llah, will celebrate their Intercalary Day over a period of four or five days, and for this year it happens to be Feb 26 to Mar 1.
How they celebrate it is kind of unique. The intercalary days are a time of feasting, rejoicing, and charity for Baha’is. So Baha’is visit the sick, handicapped, aged in homes etc as well as donate blood to the blood bank during these days.
Most of the activities are centred around the virtues of “kindness” and “compassion” for mankind. Good deeds are abundant during these period.
Then following the Intercalary days, Baha’is will fast – total abstinence from food and drink from sunrise to sunset between March 2 till March 20. Then the Baha’is will celebrate their new year called Nawruz on March 21.
As the Baha’is have their own calender with 19 days in a month, technically Baha’is fast for a month according to their Baha’i calendar. To learn more about the Baha’i, please visit: www.bahai.org
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