Bahai New Year (Naw-Ruz)
Bahai new year, sometimes also known as Iranian new year occurs on the date of the vernal equinox, about 21 march. The work is suspended on these nine holy days. Bahai new year is the first day of farvardin, the first month of the Iranian solar year. Since ancient times, it has been an important national holiday of Iran. According to the bahai calendar, there are 19 months of 19 days each (361 days) adding 'intercalary days'.
All the months are named after the attributes of god. Therefore, bahai new year is recognized as one of the most religious and traditional occasions of the year due to which it is celebrated with true spirits of traditionalism followed by different traditional ceremonies. The festival is planned and shaped beautifully figuring out each and every fun thing to be involved in the celebration.
The naw ruz is also known as bahai new year and is planned for Honiara which is a typical multi-cultural celebration that is observed in many of 120,000 localities of bahai. The bahai new year is spelled in various ways, it is basically an ancient Persian holiday and is the only among the two festivals mentioned by Zoroaster in the avesta, the holy Zoroastrian scriptures written by Zoroaster himself. The Iranians (Persians) also celebrate the bahai new year with great joy and zeal.
New Years Eve in Bahai
New years eve in bahai is a time of reaffirming and strengthening the relationships with your loved ones. It is a time for gathering, visiting your loved ones and wishing them a warm new year. The occasion is observed as an intrinsic secular holiday in bahai and new by areas. The difference between bahai new year and new year celebrated in other parts of the world is that the bahai new year occurs on the spring equinox or on march 21, the approximate date of the equinox.
The celebration basically relates to the renewal and coming of the spring. People clean their houses and mark the day as a best time for 'spring cleaning' by clearing out the home from old the old and broken items and throwing away thing that are not needed. This commonly a tradition on new year which has been followed since past may years. The day is deeply precious and important for all the bahai people because it also remarks the months that are named after the attributes of god.