Ayyam-i-Ha (or Intercalary Days) is a period of time when Bahá’ís focus more than usually on hospitality, charity, giving gifts and preparing for the month of fasting. The Ayyam-i-Ha are of four or five days’ duration. They are the days that fall outside the nineteen months of nineteen days that make up the Bahá’í calendar.
During this time of a global health crisis, Baha’is around the world are finding creative means of marking Naw-Ruz—their new year and the first day of spring—while strictly adhering to public health measures to halt the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This day is a symbol of renewal, an occasion when all can reflect on their spiritual reality and how they can contribute to the well-being of their society.
Two Iranian courts issued orders that declared ownership of lands by 27 Bahá'ís in the village of Ivel to be illegal.