First Thousand Years of the Baha’i (Badi) Calendar

Joe Paczkowski Graphic Artwork

The Bahá’í calendar, also called the Badí‘ calendar (badí‘ means wondrous or ), is a solar calendar with years composed of 19 months of 19 days each (361 days) plus an extra period of “Intercalary Days”. Years begin at Naw-Rúz, on the vernal equinox, coinciding with March 20 or 21.

The first year is dated from 21 March 1844 CE, the year during which the Báb proclaimed his religion. Years are annotated with the date notation of BE (Bahá’í Era). The year 174 BE started at the moment of the vernal equinox in March 2017, meaning that it falls on 20 March 2017.

To help you keep track of Naw Ruz, The Twin Births and Ayyám-i-Há, here is a downloadable PDF file that provides the Badí’ Date with the Gregorian Equivalent dates for the next 1000 years.  

First Thousand Years of the Baha’i (Badi) Calendar PDF

Artwork by Joe Paczkowski:  View more of his artwork here:  Joe Paczkowski Graphic Design

Lynette Wilson, Publisher
Author: Lynette Wilson, Publisher

Lynette grew up in the small Wisconsin town of Boscobel, home of the Gideon Bible. After attending college at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Platteville achieving an A.A. degree she decided a break was needed n order to figure out which academic discipline she wanted to pursue. While contemplating intensely on her choices she met and married Fernando. Lynette returned to college and studied Small Business Management and Bookkeeping. After several years of working in management she found herself once again meditating on her future. The powers that be answered and she returned to the academic life in pursuit of a double major in Physical and Occupational Therapy. She found time to assist in the Special Resource Center helping quadriplegics and the legally blind in the classroom setting as well as reading for the blind. In the midst of her professional goals she had a difficult pregnancy which temporarily (...so she thought) would interrupt her coursework. She attempted to return to her studies, but the stork visited a second time. After the birth of their daughter, an unwelcomed visitor arrived a year and a half later, Brain Cancer. After 7 years of fighting, Fernando passed away. (2003) This experience...

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