The Bahá’í calendar, also called the Badí‘ calendar (badí‘ means wondrous or unique), 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.
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