There are nine Bahá'í Holy Days that mark special events in Bahá'í history. On a Holy Day, Bahá'ís are urged to suspend work, and spend the day commemorating it with family and community. These Holy Days are: · April 21, First Day of Ridván (Declaration of Bahá'u'lláh) · April 29, Ninth Day of Ridván · May 2, Twelfth Day of Ridván · May 23, Declaration of the Báb · May 29, Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh · July 9, Martyrdom of the Báb · October 20, Birth of the Báb · November 12, Birth of Bahá'u'lláh · March 21, New Year
A day on which Bahá'ís commemorate an event in the Bahá'í religion. There are nine holy days throughout the year on which work should be suspended, most of which commemorate events in the life of the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh; there are two more holy days, on which work does not need to be suspended, which are connected with the life of 'Abdu'l-Bahá.