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Naw-Rúz / First of Bahá - Splendour (Bahá'í)

Event Type
Religious/Cultural
Sponsor
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Date
Mar 21, 2022   All Day
Contact
Linden Reid
E-Mail
lereid@illinois.edu
Phone
217-300-9822
Originating Calendar
Religious Observances

The Baha’i New Year’s Day coincides with the spring equinox. Naw-Rúz is an ancient Persian festival celebrating the “new day” and for Bahá'is it marks the end of the annual 19-Day Fast and is one of the nine holy days of the year when work is suspended and children are exempted from attending school. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. As with other Bahá'í months, a 19-Day Feast observance occurs on the first day of the month.

 

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This calendar contains Religious Observances and is maintained by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for consideration by those planning campus events, as well as to build awareness of religious and cultural observances.

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