Takes place during the 19th month (Ala) of the Baha'i year, from March 2-20.
Essay: The Power of Bah Fasting
Link: About Baha'i Fast
"Shiva's Night"; honors Shiva who danced the Tandav on this night.
Link: About Maha Shivaratri
St. Patrick's Day
Celebration of St. Patrick, who is said to have brought Christianity to Ireland.
Explore: What We Know About St. Patrick
eCards: Send a St. Patrick's Day Greeting
Sunday prior to Easter; commemorates Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem.
Resource: Palm Sunday
Link: About Palm Sunday
"The New Day"; New Year celebration regarded as the most important day of the year. Customs include wearing new clothes, giving gifts, and settling disputes.
Links: Norooz & Zoroastrians, Zoroastrian Festivals
Observance of the vernal equinox symbolizing spiritual growth and renewal.
Link: About Nau-Roz
For Pagans, a time to welcome spring, new birth and new life, and the goddess-as-maiden. Heathens celebrate the end of winter, the arrival of spring, and the Goddess Ostara.
Explore: The Eostar Bunny
Link: About Ostara
eCards: Send an Ostara Greeting
Jain festival honoring Mahavira ("Great Hero"), the 24th and last tirthankara (prophet).
Link: Jain Festival Calendar
Celebrates the rescue of Jews in ancient Persia.
Essay: Purim's Message of Unity
Quiz: How Much Do You Know?
eCards: Send a Purim Greeting
Commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus at Calvary.
Essay: The Holiday Hallmark Can't Handle
Feature: Bitter Journey: The Way of the Cross
"Festival of Color"; Northern Indian celebration marking the beginning of spring with a deluge of color. Various social classes are encouraged to interact with one another.
Essay: Canadian Hindus Celebrate Holi
Explore: A Day of Play: Children Celebrate Holi
Magha Puja Day/Sangha Day
Celebration of the presentation of teachings by Lord Buddha.
Link: About Magha Puja Day
Birthday of the prophet Zarathustra; celebrated the sixth day of the Parsi month.
Link: About Khordad Sal
Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Feature: Christ Is Risen
eCards: Send an Easter Greeting