For dates, times, and location of Baha'i Feasts and Holy Days please call or email us. Thank you!
Founded a century and a half ago, the Bahá'í Faith is today among the fastest-growing of the world's religions. With more than five million followers, who reside in virtually every nation on earth, it is the second-most widespread faith, surpassing every religion but Christianity in its geographic reach. Bahá'ís reside in more than 100,000 localities around the world, an expansion that reflects their dedication to the ideal of world citizenship.
The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Grand Rapids, Michigan warmly welcome you to join them in learning about and in celebrating the many dimensions of the Baha'i Faith and Baha'i life.
Please email the Grand Rapids Baha'is
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the Grand Rapids community at 423-708-2242
Events, Meetings, and Celebrations
Ruhi Study Circles -- Call or email for dates, time and location
Devotionals -- Call or email for dates, time and location
Other Grand Rapids Baha'i Events Include
The Baha'i year consists of 19 months of 19 days each (361 days), with the addition of "Intercalary Days" (four in ordinary and five in leap years) between the eighteenth and nineteenth months to adjust the calendar to the solar year. The months are named after the attributes of God. . The Baha'i Era commenced with the year of the Bab's declaration (1844 A.D.).
Each Baha'i community holds a Nineteen Day Feast on the first day of each Baha'i month. The Feast has spiritual, administrative and social functions and is the primary focus of fellowship and community decision-making in each Baha'i locality. Because the Baha'i day lasts from sunset to sunset, the Nineteen Day Feast is generally held in the evening on the day before the first day of the Baha'i month according to the Gregorian calendar.